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Here is a summary of typical fees for a domestic adoption:

ItemAmount
Application Fee/ Processing documents $600
Adoption Training and Resource Fee (seminars, borrowing books & other resources) $700
Home Study Report $3,000
Mileage ($0.50 per km) and travel time ($35/hr) to complete home study varies
General Birth Parent counselling (to provide counselling to all expectant parents who come to us to learn about adoption, regardless if they make a placement.) $2,800
Pre-Adoption Counselling for Adoptive Parents (interview, phone calls, meeting birth parents) $700
Annual Renewel Fee to maintain file (family to provide updated criminal and intervention record checks.  An update report is required annually.  Any family who does not complete the annual update will become inactive after 30 days.) $500 (after one year)
AMOUNT PAYABLE BEFORE PROFILE IS PLACED IN PARENT BANK (non-refundable) $ 7,800*
Preparation of Medical Report, Social History of Child and Birth Parents $600
Post-Placement Services of Birth Parents, counselling, service of documents $1,000
Post-Placement Services to Adoptive Parents, home visit & report, etc. $1,000
Finalization of court documents, service, filing fee $2,400
Retainer: deposit on mileage and expenses $600
AMOUNT PAYABLE WHEN PROFILE IS CHOSEN (If a birth parent does not follow through with placement, these funds are returned, less expenses) $ 5,600
BASIC COST FOR AN ADOPTION $ 13,400

*This amount is non refundable and does not guarantee a placement

Additional Expenses

Expect additional expenses such as legal fees (about $600), transportation to get to a birth family to provide counselling, and out-of-town expenses (if applicable).  Although birth parent counselling fees are prepaid, the expenses incurred to provide that counselling to a specific birth parent is paid on placement and is likey to range between $500 and $4,000 depending on where the birth family lives.

Finalization of an adoption takes about 12 months.  The placement of a child is not guaranteed.  Birth parents determine who will raise their child, not this agency. 

PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE REFLECTING CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCES.