International adoption costs vary according to the specific laws of the foreign country from which you are adopting. Costs can vary according to many factors, including:
- Whether the placement entities in the foreign country are government agencies, government subsidized orphanages, charitable foundations, attorneys, facilitators, or any combination of these.
- Whether the foreign country requires translation and/or authentication of the dossier documents.
- Whether the US agency requires a "donation" to the foreign orphanage or agency.
- Whether the foreign country requires one or both adoptive parents to travel to the country for interviews and court hearings.
- The number of trips required to the country and how long each trip lasts.
- Filing fee: I-600, I-600A $405
- Filing fee: N-643 $125
- Immigrant visa application fee $260
- Immigrant visa issuance fee $60
Because international adoption programs vary from country to country, we have listed a range for total costs that includes:US agency or attorney fees (for estimates, see Domestic Adoption Costs)
- USCIS/State Department visa application, processing and visa medical fees
- Adoption Homestudy and parent preparation
- Psychological evaluations (if required)
- Physical examinations
- Post-placement supervision (if required)
- Translation and authentication of adoption dossier documents (if required)
- Agency placement fee
- Travel expenses (transportation, hotel, meals)
- Foreign agency placement fee
- Foreign attorney legal and placement fee
- Foster and medical care for the child
- Use of translation and escort services by US agency representative in the foreign country
- Foreign court filing fee and document fees (birth certificate and adoption decree)
- Required "donation" to orphanage or agency
- Translation services and escort services
- Passport office fees
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