Fees can range from $7,000 to $25,000 which include agency fees, and immigration processing fees, and court costs. However, there may be additional for the following items which are not usually included in the above mentioned estimate:
- Child foster care (usually in South and Central American adoptions).
- Parents travel and in-country stay to process the adoption abroad (length of stay and number of required trips varies).
- Escorting fees, charged when parents do not travel, but instead hire escorts to accompany the child on the flight to their new adoptive parent's country.
- Child's medical care and treatment (occasionally in South and Central America).
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