Adoption Fees

China

We are open and transparent about our fees and want you to be aware of all potential costs involved in an adoption, including third-party costs and travel.

Schedule of Fees – China Program

Holt is a Christian, private, nonprofit, licensed and accredited child welfare and family service organization. Our adoption work is entirely financed through adoption fees and donations. It is not government subsidized. We believe that children are the highest priority, and we want as many children as possible to have families. To that end, we strive to keep our fees within a reasonable range. All fees are subject to change and are charged at the rate that is current at time of billing. Holt may increase fees if Holt’s direct costs for providing a service increase substantially after time of application. Families will be notified in writing of any fee increase. Holt International accepts the following for adoption fees: personal check, cashier’s check, or money order. If you would like to pay by credit card, there will be a 3% convenience fee added to your total. Fees due upon invoice.

Application: due with completed application. This is a non-refundable fee.

AMOUNT DUE: $350

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Application Fee

Holt

US Expenses

$350

U.S. Processing Fee 1: due when Holt approves your application. These fees are non-refundable.

AMOUNT DUE: $2,450

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

U.S. Processing 1

Holt

US Expenses

$1,950

Monitoring and Oversight Fee: This fee is per child. This mandatory pass-through fee goes to Holt's accrediting entity, IAAME.

Holt

US Expenses

$500

Home Study Assessment: due before the first home study visit

AMOUNT DUE: $2,500 - $2,900

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Home Study Fee

Holt

Home Study

$2,500 - $2,900

Home Study Update Fee (if needed)

Holt

Home Study

$750

Travel for Home Visits (if Holt provides)

Holt

Mileage/Travel

varies

Home Study Assessment/Post Adoption Reporting Fees: This is an estimate of direct service fees if home study and post adoption reporting services are provided by a provider in non-branch state

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Home Study Fee

Service Provider

Home Study

$1,500 - $5,000

Home Study Update Fee (if needed)

Service Provider

Home Study

$250 - $1,000

Post Adoption Reporting Fees

Service Provider

Post Placement/Adoption

$1,500 - $2,000

Travel for Home Visits

Service Provider

Mileage/Travel

varies

U.S. Processing Fee 2: due after Holt approves your Home Study. This fee is non-refundable.

AMOUNT DUE: $3,000

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

U.S. Processing 2

Holt

US Expenses, Translation and Documentation expenses

$3,000

Adoption Program Fee and Post Adoption Reporting Fees: due when you accept the assignment of a child.

AMOUNT DUE: $13,400 - $15,900

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Program Fee

Holt

US Expenses, Adoption Expenses in Foreign Country, Care of the Child

$12,500

Post Adoption Reports

Holt

Post Placement/Adoption Reports

$2,000 - $2,500

Post Adoption Report Processing Fee

Holt

Translation and Documentation Expense

$900

Additional Fees to Anticipate

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

USCIS

USCIS

Third Party

$860 - $1,330

Adoption Education Classes

Varies

Third Party

$150 - $500

Psychological Exam

Provider

Third Party

$250 - $2,500

Dossier Preparation

Varies

Third Party

$100 - $1,000

Pre-Adoption Medical Review of Child Material

Provider

Third Party

$250 - $1,000

Airfare, Lodging, Meals, and Transportation

Provider

Mileage/Travel

$8,000 - $10,000

 

Summary of Estimated Fees

Description

Amount

Homestudy

$1,500 - $5,000

US Expenses

$4,398

Foreign Country Program Expenses

$8,176

Care of the Child

$0

Translations and Documents Expenses

$4,126 - $5,836

Contributions

$2,500

Post Adoption Reports

$2,000 - $2,500

Third Party Fees

$1,950 - $5,045

Travel Costs and Accommodations

$8,000 - $10,000

Total:

$32,650 - $43,455

Fee Refunds:

If for some unforeseen reason you need to withdraw from the adoption process before your child arrives home, Holt will refund a percentage of your fees (within 60 days of the completion of services). Pregnancy after child assignment is considered a family cancellation/withdrawal. The amount refunded depends on the following circumstances:

Family cancels/withdraws after accepting child assignment:

Fee

% of Refund

Application

0%

U.S. Processing #1 & #2

0%

IAAME Fee

0%

Adoption Program

50%

Post-Adoption Reporting & Processing Fees

100%

Child assignment is withdrawn by Holt prior to placement:

Same as above, except the Adoption Program Fee will be 100% refunded.

Financial Assistance:

Holt believes finances should not stop a child from having a loving family. Although many resources exist to help adoptive families offset the cost of adoption, it’s not always clear where to start looking or what opportunities are best suited for your family. To help you consider all your options, Holt provides an outline of financial assistance, as well as a list of resources categorized by type at holtinternational.org/adoption/financial-assistance.php

China — Hong Kong

We are open and transparent about our fees and try to overestimate every potential cost, including third-party costs and travel.

Schedule of Fees – Hong Kong Program

Holt is a Christian, private, nonprofit, licensed and accredited child welfare and family service organization. Our adoption work is entirely financed through adoption fees and donations. It is not government subsidized. We believe that children are the highest priority, and we want as many children as possible to have families. To that end, we strive to keep our fees within a reasonable range.

All fees are subject to change and are charged at the rate that is current at time of billing. Holt may increase fees if adoption expenses in the foreign country increase substantially after time of application. Families will be notified in writing of any fee increase. Full fee descriptions are provided at the end of this Schedule of Fees.

Holt International accepts the following for adoption fees: check, cashier’s check, or money order. If you would like to pay by credit card, there will be a 3% convenience fee added to your total. Fees due upon invoice.

Application: due with completed application. This is a non-refundable fee.

AMOUNT DUE: $350

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Application Fee

Holt

US Expenses

$350

U.S. Processing Fee 1: due when Holt approves your application. These fees are non-refundable.

AMOUNT DUE: $2,450

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

U.S. Processing 1

Holt

US Expenses

$1,950

Monitoring and Oversight Fee: This fee is per child. This mandatory pass-through fee goes to Holt's accrediting entity, IAAME.

Holt

US Expenses

$500

Home Study Assessment: due before the first home study visit

AMOUNT DUE: $2,500 - $2,900

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Home Study Fee

Holt

Home Study

$2,500 - $2,900

Home Study Update Fee (if needed)

Holt

Home Study

$750

Travel for Home Visits (if Holt provides)

Holt

Mileage/Travel

varies

Home Study Assessment/Post Adoption Reporting Fees: This is an estimate of direct service fees if home study and post adoption reporting services are provided by a provider in non-branch state

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Home Study Fee

Service Provider

Home Study

$1,500 - $5,000

Home Study Update Fee (if needed)

Service Provider

Home Study

$250 - $1,000

Post Adoption Reporting Fees

Service Provider

Post Placement/Adoption

$1,500 - $2,000

Travel for Home Visits

Service Provider

Mileage/Travel

varies

U.S. Processing Fee 2: due after Holt approves your Home Study. This fee is non-refundable.

AMOUNT DUE: $3,000

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

U.S. Processing 2

Holt

US Expenses, Translation and Documentation expenses

$3,000

Adoption Program Fee and Post Adoption Reporting Fees: due when you accept the assignment of a child. 

AMOUNT DUE: $8,000 - $10,000

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Program Fee

Holt

US Expenses, Adoption Expenses in Foreign Country, Care of the Child

$8,000

Post Adoption Reports

Holt

Post Placement/Adoption Reports

$1,500 - $2,000

Additional Fees to Anticipate

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

USCIS

USCIS

Third Party

$860 - $1,330

Adoption Education Classes

Varies

Third Party

$150 - $500

Psychological Exam

Provider

Third Party

$250 - $2,500

Dossier Preparation

Varies

Third Party

$100 - $1,000

Pre-Adoption Medical Review of Child Material

Provider

Third Party

$250 - $1,000

Airfare, Lodging, Meals, and Transportation

Provider

Mileage/Travel

$4,000 - $7,000

 

Summary of Estimated Fees

Description

Amount

Homestudy

$1,500 - $5,000

US Expenses

$12,675

Foreign Country Program Expenses

$500

Care of the Child

$0

Translations and Documents Expenses

$625

Contributions

$0

Post Adoption Reports

$1,500 - $2,000

Third Party Fees

$3,215 - $5,640

Travel Costs and Accommodations

$4,000 - $7,000

Total:

$24,015 - $33,440

Fee Refunds:

If for some unforeseen reason you need to withdraw from the adoption process before your child arrives home, Holt will refund a percentage of your fees (within 60 days of the completion of services). Pregnancy after child assignment is considered a family cancellation/withdrawal. The amount refunded depends on the following circumstances:

Family cancels/withdraws after accepting child assignment:

Fee

% of Refund

Application

0%

U.S. Processing #1 & #2

0%

IAAME Fee

0%

Adoption Program

50%

Post-Adoption Reporting Fees

100%

Child assignment is withdrawn by Holt prior to placement:

Same as above, except the Adoption Program Fee will be 100% refunded.

Financial Assistance:

Holt believes finances should not stop a child from having a loving family. Although many resources exist to help adoptive families offset the cost of adoption, it’s not always clear where to start looking or what opportunities are best suited for your family. To help you consider all your options, Holt provides an outline of financial assistance, as well as a list of resources categorized by type at holtinternational.org/adoption/financial-assistance.php

China — Taiwan

We are open and transparent about our fees and try to overestimate every potential cost, including third-party costs and travel.

Schedule of Fees - Taiwan Program

Holt is a Christian, private, nonprofit, licensed and accredited child welfare and family service organization. Our adoption work is entirely financed through adoption fees and donations. It is not government subsidized. We believe that children are the highest priority, and we want as many children as possible to have families. To that end, we strive to keep our fees within a reasonable range.

All fees are subject to change and are charged at the rate that is current at time of billing. Holt may increase fees if adoption expenses in the foreign country increase substantially after time of application. Families will be notified in writing of any fee increase. Full fee descriptions are provided at the end of this Schedule of Fees.

Holt International accepts the following for adoption fees: check, cashier’s check, or money order. If you would like to pay by credit card, there will be a 3% convenience fee added to your total. Fees due upon invoice.

Application: due with completed application. This is a non-refundable fee.

AMOUNT DUE: $350

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Application Fee

Holt

US Expenses

$350

U.S. Processing Fee 1: due when Holt approves your application. These fees are non-refundable.

AMOUNT DUE: $2,450

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

U.S. Processing 1

Holt

US Expenses

$1,950

Monitoring and Oversight Fee: This fee is per child. This mandatory pass-through fee goes to Holt's accrediting entity, IAAME.

Holt

US Expenses

$500

Home Study Assessment: due before the first home study visit

AMOUNT DUE: $2,500 - $2,900

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Home Study Fee

Holt

Home Study

$2,500 - $2,900

Home Study Update Fee (if needed)

Holt

Home Study

$750

Travel for Home Visits (if Holt provides)

Holt

Mileage/Travel

varies

Home Study Assessment/Post Adoption Reporting Fees: This is an estimate of direct service fees if home study and post adoption reporting services are provided by a provider in non-branch state

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Home Study Fee

Service Provider

Home Study

$1,500 - $5,000

Home Study Update Fee (if needed)

Service Provider

Home Study

$250 - $1,000

Post Adoption Reporting Fees

Service Provider

Post Placement/Adoption

$1,500 - $2,000

Travel for Home Visits

Service Provider

Mileage/Travel

varies

U.S. Processing Fee 2: due after Holt approves your Home Study. This fee is non-refundable.

AMOUNT DUE: $3,000

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

U.S. Processing 2

Holt

US Expenses, Translation and Documentation expenses

$3,000

Adoption Program Fee and Post Adoption Reporting Fees: due when you accept the assignment of a child. In the case of a sibling group, you will be billed additional pass-through fees for each child.

AMOUNT DUE: $12,875 - $21,675

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Program Fee

Pass Through fees:

· Cathwel - $10,200

· Child Welfare League - $8,000

· Garden of Hope - $5,000-$10,000

· Good Shepherd - $4,000 - $11,000

Holt

US Expenses, Adoption Expenses in Foreign Country

$7,600 + pass-through

Post Adoption Reports

Holt

Post Placement/Adoption Reports

$1,500 - $2,000

Post Placement Processing Fee

Holt

Translation and Documentation Expenses

$1,275

Additional Fees to Anticipate

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

USCIS

USCIS

Third Party

$860 - $1,330

Adoption Education Classes

Varies

Third Party

$150 - $500

Psychological Exam

Provider

Third Party

$250 - $2,500

Dossier Preparation

Varies

Third Party

$100 - $1,000

Pre-Adoption Medical Review of Child Material

Provider

Third Party

$250 - $1,000

Airfare, Lodging, Meals, and Transportation

Provider

Mileage/Travel

$4,000 - $7,000

 

Summary of Estimated Fees

Description

Amount

Homestudy

$1,500 - $5,000

US Expenses

$11,700

Foreign Country Program Expenses

$4,600 - $11,600

Care of the Child

$0

Translations and Documents Expenses

$2,300 - $3,700

Contributions

$500

Post Adoption Reports

$1,500 - $2,000

Third Party Fees

$2,160 - $6,440

Travel Costs and Accommodations

$4,000 - $7,000

Total:

$28,360 - $47,900

Fee Refunds:

If for some unforeseen reason you need to withdraw from the adoption process before your child arrives in the US, Holt will refund a percentage of your fees (within 60 days of the completion of services). Pregnancy after child assignment is considered a family cancellation/withdrawal. The amount refunded depends on the following circumstances:

Family cancels/withdraws after accepting child assignment:

Fee

% of Refund

Application

0%

U.S. Processing #1 & #2

0%

IAAME Fee

0%

Adoption Program

50%

Post-Adoption Reporting Fees

100%

Child assignment is withdrawn by Holt prior to placement:

Same as above, except the Adoption Program Fee will be 100% refunded.

Financial Assistance:

Holt believes finances should not stop a child from having a loving family. Although many resources exist to help adoptive families offset the cost of adoption, it’s not always clear where to start looking or what opportunities are best suited for your family. To help you consider all your options, Holt provides an outline of financial assistance, as well as a list of resources categorized by type at holtinternational.org/adoption/financial-assistance.php

Korea

We are open and transparent about our fees and want you to be aware of all potential costs involved in an adoption, including third-party costs and travel.

Schedule of Fees – Korea Program

Holt is a Christian, private, nonprofit, licensed and accredited child welfare and family service organization. Our adoption work is entirely financed through adoption fees and donations. It is not government subsidized. We believe that children are the highest priority, and we want as many children as possible to have families. To that end, we strive to keep our fees within a reasonable range.

All fees are subject to change and are charged at the rate that is current at time of billing. Holt may increase fees if Holt’s direct costs for providing a service increase substantially after time of application. Families will be notified in writing of any fee increase.

Holt International accepts the following for adoption fees: check, cashier’s check, or money order. If you would like to pay by credit card, there will be a 3% convenience fee added to your total. Fees due upon invoice.

Application: due with completed application. This is a non-refundable fee.

AMOUNT DUE: $350

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Application Fee

Holt

US Expenses

$350

U.S. Processing Fee 1: due when Holt approves your application. These fees are non-refundable.

AMOUNT DUE: $2,450

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

U.S. Processing 1

Holt

US Expenses

$1,950

Monitoring and Oversight Fee: This fee is per child. This mandatory pass-through fee goes to Holt's accrediting entity, IAAME.

Holt

US Expenses

$500

Home Study Assessment: due before the first home study visit

AMOUNT DUE: $2,500-$2,900

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Home Study Fee

Holt

Home Study

$2,500 - $2,900

Home Study Update Fee (if needed)

Holt

Home Study

$750

Travel for Home Visits (if Holt provides)

Holt

Mileage/Travel

varies

Home Study Assessment/Post Adoption Reporting Fees: This is an estimate of direct service fees if home study and post adoption reporting services are provided by a provider in non-branch state

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Home Study Fee

Service Provider

Home Study

$1,500 - $5,000

Home Study Update Fee (if needed)

Service Provider

Home Study

$250 - $1,000

Post Adoption Reporting Fees

Service Provider

Post Placement/Adoption

$1,500 - $3,000

Travel for Home Visits

Service Provider

Mileage/Travel

varies

U.S. Processing Fee 2: due after Holt approves your Home Study. This fee is non-refundable.

AMOUNT DUE: $6,000

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

U.S. Processing 2

Holt

US Expenses, Translation and Documentation expenses

$6,000

Adoption Program Fee and Post Adoption Reporting Fees: due when you accept the assignment of a child. In the case of twins, an additional $16,075 of pass-through fees is billed.

AMOUNT DUE: $22,700-$25,700

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Program Fee

Holt

US Expenses, Adoption Expenses in Foreign Country, Care of the Child

$22,700

Post Adoption Reports

Holt

Post Placement/Adoption Reports

$3,000

Additional Fees to Anticipate

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

USCIS

USCIS

Third Party

$945 - $1,330

Adoption Education Classes

Varies

Third Party

$150 - $500

Psychological Exam

Provider

Third Party

$250 - $2,500

Dossier Preparation

Varies

Third Party

$20 - $100

Pre-Adoption Medical Review of Child Material

Provider

Third Party

$250 - $1,000

Airfare, Lodging, Meals, and Transportation

Provider

Mileage/Travel

$4,900 - $13,000

 

Summary of Estimated Fees

Description

Amount

Homestudy

$1,500 - $5,000

US Expenses

$14,875

Foreign Country Program Expenses

$2,375

Care of the Child

$13,015

Translations and Documents Expenses

$1,235

Contributions

$0

Post Adoption Reports

$1,500-$3,000

Third Party Fees

$1,365 - $5,430

Travel Costs and Accommodations

$4,900 - $13,000

Total:

$40,765 - $57,930

Fee Refunds:

If for some unforeseen reason you need to withdraw from the adoption process before your child arrives in the USA, Holt will refund a percentage of your fees (within 60 days of the completion of services).

Family cancels/withdraws after accepting child assignment:

Fee

% of Refund

Application

0%

U.S. Processing #1 & #2

0%

IAAME Fee

0%

Adoption Program Fee: After Assignment

$8,450

Adoption Program Fee: After EP Submission

$7,000

Adoption Program Fee: After Court Hearing is Schedules

$5,500

Adoption Program Fee: After Court Hearing

0%

Post-Adoption Reporting Fees

100%

Child assignment is withdrawn by Holt prior to placement:

Same as to the right, except the Adoption Program Fee will be 100% refunded.

Financial Assistance:

Holt believes finances should not stop a child from having a loving family. Although many resources exist to help adoptive families offset the cost of adoption, it’s not always clear where to start looking or what opportunities are best suited for your family. To help you consider all your options, Holt provides an outline of financial assistance, as well as a list of resources categorized by type at  holtinternational.org/adoption/financial-assistance.php

Vietnam

We are open and transparent about our fees and want you to be aware of all potential costs involved in an adoption, including third-party costs and travel.

Schedule of Fees - Vietnam Program

Holt is a Christian, private, nonprofit, licensed and accredited child welfare and family service organization. Our adoption work is entirely financed through adoption fees and donations. It is not government subsidized. We believe that children are the highest priority, and we want as many children as possible to have families. To that end, we strive to keep our fees within a reasonable range.

All fees are subject to change and are charged at the rate that is current at time of billing. Holt may increase fees if Holt’s direct costs for providing a service increase substantially after time of application. Families will be notified in writing of any fee increase.

Holt International accepts the following for adoption fees: check, cashier’s check, or money order. If you would like to pay by credit card, there will be a 3% convenience fee added to your total. Fees due upon invoice.

Application: due with completed application. This is a non-refundable fee.

AMOUNT DUE: $350

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Application Fee

Holt

US Expenses

$350

 

U.S. Processing Fee 1: due when Holt approves your application. These fees are non-refundable.

AMOUNT DUE: $2,450

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

U.S. Processing 1

Holt

US Expenses

$1,950

Monitoring and Oversight Fee: This fee is per child. This mandatory pass-through fee goes to Holt's accrediting entity, IAAME.

Holt

US Expenses

$500

Home Study Assessment: due before the first home study visit

AMOUNT DUE: $2,500 - $2,900

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Home Study Fee

Holt

Home Study

$2,500 - $2,900

Home Study Update Fee (if needed)

Holt

Home Study

$750

Travel for Home Visits (if Holt provides)

Holt

Mileage/Travel

varies

Home Study Assessment/Post Adoption Reporting Fees: This is an estimate of direct service fees if home study and post adoption reporting services are provided by a provider in non-branch state

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Home Study Fee

Service Provider

Home Study

$1,500 - $5,000

Home Study Update Fee (if needed)

Service Provider

Home Study

$250 - $1,000

Post Adoption Reporting Fees

Service Provider

Post Placement/Adoption

$1,500 - $2,000

Travel for Home Visits

Service Provider

Mileage/Travel

varies

U.S. Processing Fee 2: due after Holt approves your Home Study. This fee is non-refundable.

AMOUNT DUE: $8,000

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

U.S. Processing 2

Holt

US Expenses, Translation and Documentation expenses

$8,000

 Adoption Program Fee and Post Adoption Reporting Fees: due when you accept the assignment of a child.

AMOUNT DUE: $13,360-$14,860

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Program Fee

Holt

US Expenses, Adoption Expenses in Foreign Country, Care of the Child

$13,360

Post Adoption Reports

Holt

Post Placement/Adoption Reports

$1,500

Additional Fees to Anticipate

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

USCIS

USCIS

Third Party

$860 - $1,330

Adoption Education Classes

Varies

Third Party

$150 - $500

Psychological Exam

Provider

Third Party

$250 - $2,500

Dossier Preparation

Varies

Third Party

$100 - $1,000

Pre-Adoption Medical Review of Child Material

Provider

Third Party

$250 - $1,000

Airfare, Lodging, Meals, and Transportation

Provider

Mileage/Travel

$5,000 - $10,000

 

Summary of Estimated Fees

Description

Amount

Homestudy

$1,500 - $5,000

US Expenses

$17,160

Foreign Country Program Expenses

$3,645

Care of the Child

$1,000

Translations and Documents Expenses

$855

Contributions

$1,500

Post Adoption Reports

$1,500

Third Party Fees

$1,635 - $7,830

Travel Costs and Accommodations

$5,000 - $10,000

Total:

$33,795 - $48,490

Fee Refunds:

If for some unforeseen reason you need to withdraw from the adoption process before your child arrives home, Holt will refund a percentage of your fees (within 60 days of the completion of services). Pregnancy after child assignment is considered a family cancellation/withdrawal. The amount refunded depends on the following circumstances:

Family cancels/withdraws after accepting child assignment:

Fee

% of Refund

Application

0%

U.S. Processing #1 & #2

0%

IAAME Fee

0%

Adoption Program

50%

Post-Adoption Reporting Fees

100%

Child assignment is withdrawn by Holt prior to placement:

Same as above, except the Adoption Program Fee will be 100% refunded.

Financial Assistance:

Holt believes finances should not stop a child from having a loving family. Although many resources exist to help adoptive families offset the cost of adoption, it’s not always clear where to start looking or what opportunities are best suited for your family. To help you consider all your options, Holt provides an outline of financial assistance, as well as a list of resources categorized by type at holtinternational.org/adoption/financial-assistance.php

Thailand

We are open and transparent about our fees and want you to be aware of all potential costs involved in an adoption, including third-party costs and travel.

Schedule of Fees - Thailand Program

Holt is a Christian, private, nonprofit, licensed and accredited child welfare and family service organization. Our adoption work is entirely financed through adoption fees and donations. It is not government subsidized. We believe that children are the highest priority, and we want as many children as possible to have families. To that end, we strive to keep our fees within a reasonable range.

All fees are subject to change and are charged at the rate that is current at time of billing. Holt may increase fees if adoption expenses in the foreign country increase substantially after time of application. Families will be notified in writing of any fee increase. Full fee descriptions are provided at the end of this Schedule of Fees.

Holt International accepts the following for adoption fees: check, cashier’s check, or money order. If you would like to pay by credit card, there will be a 3% convenience fee added to your total. Fees due upon invoice.

Application: due with completed application. This is a non-refundable fee.

AMOUNT DUE: $350

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Application Fee

Holt

US Expenses

$350

U.S. Processing Fee 1: due when Holt approves your application. These fees are non-refundable.

AMOUNT DUE: $2,450

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

U.S. Processing 1

Holt

US Expenses

$1,950

Monitoring and Oversight Fee: This fee is per child. This mandatory pass-through fee goes to Holt's accrediting entity, IAAME.

Holt

US Expenses

$500

Home Study Assessment (Holt branch states only:  due before the first home study visit

AMOUNT DUE: $2,500 - $2,900

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Home Study Fee

Holt

Home Study

$2,500 - $2,900

Home Study Update Fee (if needed)

Holt

Home Study

$750

Travel for Home Visits (if Holt provides)

Holt

Mileage/Travel

varies

Home Study Assessment/Post Adoption Reporting Fees: (not-Holt branch states)

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Home Study Fee

Service Provider

Home Study

$1,500 - $5,000

Home Study Update Fee (if needed)

Service Provider

Home Study

$250 - $1,000

Post Adoption Reporting Fees

Service Provider

Post Placement/Adoption

$1,500 - $2,000

Travel for Home Visits

Service Provider

Mileage/Travel

varies

U.S. Processing Fee 2: due after Holt approves your Home Study. This fee is non-refundable.

AMOUNT DUE: $5,000

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

U.S. Processing 2

Holt

US Expenses, Translation and Documentation expenses

$5,000

Adoption Program Fee and Post Adoption Reporting Fees: due when you accept the assignment of a child. 

AMOUNT DUE: $13,360 - $14,860

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Program Fee

Holt

US Expenses, Adoption Expenses in Foreign Country, Care of the Child

$13,360

Post Adoption Reports (if Holt provides)

Holt

Post Placement/Adoption Reports

$1,500

Additional Fees to Anticipate

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

USCIS

USCIS

Third Party

$860 - $1,330

Adoption Education Classes

Varies

Third Party

$150 - $500

Psychological Exam

Provider

Third Party

$250 - $2,500

Dossier Preparation

Varies

Third Party

$100 - $1,000

Pre-Adoption Medical Review of Child Material

Provider

Third Party

$250 - $1,000

Airfare, Lodging, Meals, and Transportation

Provider

Mileage/Travel

$5,000 - $10,000

 

Summary of Estimated Fees

Description

Amount

Homestudy

$1,500 - $5,000

US Expenses

$13,875

Foreign Country Program Expenses

$2,865

Care of the Child

$2,000

Translations and Documents Expenses

$420

Contributions

$2,000

Post Adoption Reports

$1,500

Third Party Fees

$3,130 - $9,325

Travel Costs and Accommodations

$5,000 - $10,000

Total:

$32,290 – $46,985

Fee Refunds:

If for some unforeseen reason you need to withdraw from the adoption process before your child arrives in the US, Holt will refund a percentage of your fees (within 60 days of the completion of services). Pregnancy after child assignment is considered a family cancellation/withdrawal. The amount refunded depends on the following circumstances:

Family cancels/withdraws after accepting child assignment:

Fee

% of Refund

Application

0%

U.S. Processing #1 & #2

0%

IAAME Fee

0%

Adoption Program

50%

Post-Adoption Reporting Fees

100%

Child assignment is withdrawn by Holt prior to placement:

Same as above, except the Adoption Program Fee will be 100% refunded.

Financial Assistance:

Holt believes finances should not stop a child from having a loving family. Although many resources exist to help adoptive families offset the cost of adoption, it’s not always clear where to start looking or what opportunities are best suited for your family. To help you consider all your options, Holt provides an outline of financial assistance, as well as a list of resources categorized by type at holtinternational.org/adoption/financial-assistance.php

Philippines

We are open and transparent about our fees and want you to be aware of all potential costs involved in an adoption, including third-party costs and travel.

Schedule of Fees – Philippines Program

Holt is a Christian, private, nonprofit, licensed and accredited child welfare and family service organization. Our adoption work is entirely financed through adoption fees and donations. It is not government subsidized. We believe that children are the highest priority, and we want as many children as possible to have families. To that end, we strive to keep our fees within a reasonable range.

All fees are subject to change and are charged at the rate that is current at time of billing. Holt may increase fees if Holt’s direct costs for providing a service increase substantially after time of application. Families will be notified in writing of any fee increase.

Holt International accepts the following for adoption fees: check, cashier’s check, or money order. If you would like to pay by credit card, there will be a 3% convenience fee added to your total. Fees due upon invoice.

Application: due with completed application. This is a non-refundable fee.

AMOUNT DUE: $350

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Application Fee

Holt

US Expenses

$350

 

U.S. Processing Fee 1: due when Holt approves your application. These fees are non-refundable.

AMOUNT DUE: $2,450

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

U.S. Processing 1

Holt

US Expenses

$1,950

Monitoring and Oversight Fee: This fee is per child. This mandatory pass-through fee goes to Holt's accrediting entity, IAAME.

Holt

US Expenses

$500

Home Study Assessment: due before the first home study visit

AMOUNT DUE: $2,500 - $2,900

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Home Study Fee

Holt

Home Study

$2,500 - $2,900

Home Study Update Fee (if needed)

Holt

Home Study

$750

Travel for Home Visits (if Holt provides)

Holt

Mileage/Travel

varies

Home Study Assessment/Post Adoption Reporting Fees: This is an estimate of direct service fees if home study and post adoption reporting services are provided by a provider in non-branch state

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Home Study Fee

Service Provider

Home Study

$1,500 - $5,000

Home Study Update Fee (if needed)

Service Provider

Home Study

$250 - $1,000

Post Adoption Reporting Fees

Service Provider

Post Placement/Adoption

$1,500 - $2,000

Travel for Home Visits

Service Provider

Mileage/Travel

varies

U.S. Processing Fee 2: due after Holt approves your Home Study. This fee is non-refundable.

AMOUNT DUE: $5,000

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

U.S. Processing 2

Holt

US Expenses, Translation and Documentation expenses

$5,000

Adoption Program Fee and Post Adoption Reporting Fees: due when you accept the assignment of a child. 

AMOUNT DUE: $13,360 – $15,360

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Program Fee

Holt

US Expenses, Adoption Expenses in Foreign Country, Care of the Child

$13,360

Post Adoption Reports

Holt

Post Placement/Adoption Reports

$1,500 - $2,000

Additional Fees to Anticipate

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

USCIS

USCIS

Third Party

$860 - $1,330

Adoption Education Classes

Varies

Third Party

$150 - $500

Psychological Exam

Provider

Third Party

$250 - $2,500

Dossier Preparation

Varies

Third Party

$100 - $1,000

Pre-Adoption Medical Review of Child Material

Provider

Third Party

$250 - $1,000

Airfare, Lodging, Meals, and Transportation

Provider

Mileage/Travel

$5,000 - $10,000

 

Summary of Estimated Fees

Description

Amount

Homestudy

$1,500 - $5,000

US Expenses

$13,310

Foreign Country Program Expenses

$4,850

Care of the Child

$1,000

Translations and Documents Expenses

$0

Contributions

$2,000

Post Adoption Reports

$1,500 - $2,000

Third Party Fees

$2,805 - $9,000

Travel Costs and Accommodations

$5,000 - $10,000

Total:

$31,965 – $47,160

Fee Refunds:

If for some unforeseen reason you need to withdraw from the adoption process before your child arrives home, Holt will refund a percentage of your fees (within 60 days of the completion of services). Pregnancy after child assignment is considered a family cancellation/withdrawal. The amount refunded depends on the following circumstances:

Family cancels/withdraws after accepting child assignment:

Fee

% of Refund

Application

0%

U.S. Processing #1 & #2

0%

IAAME Fee

0%

Adoption Program

50%

Post-Adoption Reporting Fees

100%

Child assignment is withdrawn by Holt prior to placement:

Same as above, except the Adoption Program Fee will be 100% refunded.

Financial Assistance:

Holt believes finances should not stop a child from having a loving family. Although many resources exist to help adoptive families offset the cost of adoption, it’s not always clear where to start looking or what opportunities are best suited for your family. To help you consider all your options, Holt provides an outline of financial assistance, as well as a list of resources categorized by type at holtinternational.org/adoption/financial-assistance.php

Bulgaria

We are open and transparent about our fees and want you to be aware of all potential costs involved in an adoption, including third-party costs and travel.

Schedule of Fees – Bulgaria Program

Holt is a Christian, private, nonprofit, licensed and accredited child welfare and family service organization. Our adoption work is entirely financed through adoption fees and donations. It is not government subsidized. We believe that children are the highest priority, and we want as many children as possible to have families. To that end, we strive to keep our fees within a reasonable range.

All fees are subject to change and are charged at the rate that is current at time of billing. Holt may increase fees if adoption expenses in the foreign country increase substantially after time of application. Families will be notified in writing of any fee increase. Full fee descriptions are provided at the end of this Schedule of Fees.

Holt International accepts the following for adoption fees: check, cashier’s check, or money order. If you would like to pay by credit card, there will be a 3% convenience fee added to your total. Fees due upon invoice.

Application: due with completed application. This is a non-refundable fee.

AMOUNT DUE: $350

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Application Fee

Holt

US Expenses

$350

U.S. Processing Fee 1: due when Holt approves your application. These fees are non-refundable.

AMOUNT DUE: $2,450

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

U.S. Processing 1

Holt

US Expenses

$1,950

Monitoring and Oversight Fee: This fee is per child. This mandatory pass-through fee goes to Holt's accrediting entity, IAAME.

Holt

US Expenses

$500

Home Study Assessment: due before the first home study visit

AMOUNT DUE: $2,500 - $2,900

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Home Study Fee

Holt

Home Study

$2,500 - $2,900

Home Study Update Fee (if needed)

Holt

Home Study

$750

Travel for Home Visits (if Holt provides)

Holt

Mileage/Travel

varies

Home Study Assessment/Post Adoption Reporting Fees: This is an estimate of direct service fees if home study and post adoption reporting services are provided by a provider in non-branch state

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Home Study Fee

Service Provider

Home Study

$1,500 - $5,000

Home Study Update Fee (if needed)

Service Provider

Home Study

$250 - $1,000

Post Adoption Reporting Fees

Service Provider

Post Placement/Adoption

$1,500 - $2,000

Travel for Home Visits

Service Provider

Mileage/Travel

varies

U.S. Processing Fee 2: due after Holt approves your Home Study. This fee is non-refundable.

AMOUNT DUE: $3,000

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

U.S. Processing 2

Holt

US Expenses, Translation and Documentation expenses

$3,000

Adoption Program Fee and Post Adoption Reporting Fees: due when you accept the assignment of a child. In the case of siblings, an additional $17,000 will be charged to cover the pass-through fees.

AMOUNT DUE: $27,600 - $30,600

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Program Fee and Pass-through fees

Holt

US Expenses, Adoption Expenses in Foreign Country, Care of the Child

$27,600

Post Adoption Reports

Holt

Post Placement/Adoption Reports

$2,500 - $3,000

Additional Fees to Anticipate

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

USCIS

USCIS

Third Party

$860 - $1,330

Adoption Education Classes

Varies

Third Party

$150 - $500

Psychological Exam

Provider

Third Party

$250 - $2,500

Dossier Preparation

Varies

Third Party

$100 - $1,000

Pre-Adoption Medical Review of Child Material

Provider

Third Party

$250 - $1,000

Airfare, Lodging, Meals, and Transportation

Provider

Mileage/Travel

$6,000 - $15,000

 

Summary of Estimated Fees

Description

Amount

Homestudy

$1,500 - $5,000

US Expenses

$15,675

Foreign Country Program Expenses

$5,783

Care of the Child

$11,625

Translations and Documents Expenses

$325

Contributions

$0

Post Adoption Reports

$2,500 - $3,000

Third Party Fees

$2,370 - $7,000

Travel Costs and Accommodations

$6,000 - $15,000

Total:

$45,778 – $63,408

Fee Refunds:

If for some unforeseen reason you need to withdraw from the adoption process before your child arrives in the US, Holt will refund a percentage of your fees (within 60 days of the completion of services). Pregnancy after child assignment is considered a family cancellation/withdrawal. The amount refunded depends on the following circumstances:

Family cancels/withdraws after accepting child assignment:

Fee

% of Refund

Application

0%

U.S. Processing #1 & #2

0%

IAAME Fee

0%

Adoption Program

50%

Post-Adoption Reporting Fees

100%

Child assignment is withdrawn by Holt prior to placement:

Same as above, except the Adoption Program Fee will be 100% refunded.

Financial Assistance:

Holt believes finances should not stop a child from having a loving family. Although many resources exist to help adoptive families offset the cost of adoption, it’s not always clear where to start looking or what opportunities are best suited for your family. To help you consider all your options, Holt provides an outline of financial assistance, as well as a list of resources categorized by type at holtinternational.org/adoption/financial-assistance.php

Haiti

We are open and transparent about our fees and want you to be aware of all potential costs involved in an adoption, including third-party costs and travel.

Schedule of Fees - Haiti Program

Holt is a Christian, private, nonprofit, licensed and accredited child welfare and family service organization. Our adoption work is entirely financed through adoption fees and donations. It is not government subsidized. We believe that children are the highest priority, and we want as many children as possible to have families. To that end, we strive to keep our fees within a reasonable range.

All fees are subject to change and are charged at the rate that is current at time of billing. Holt may increase fees if adoption expenses in the foreign country increase substantially after time of application. Families will be notified in writing of any fee increase. Full fee descriptions are provided at the end of this Schedule of Fees.

Holt International accepts the following for adoption fees: check, cashier’s check, or money order. If you would like to pay by credit card, there will be a 3% convenience fee added to your total. Fees due upon invoice.

Application: due with completed application. This is a non-refundable fee.

AMOUNT DUE: $350

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Application Fee

Holt

US Expenses

$350

U.S. Processing Fee 1: due when Holt approves your application. These fees are non-refundable.

 AMOUNT DUE: $2,450

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

U.S. Processing 1

Holt

US Expenses

$1,950

Monitoring and Oversight Fee: This fee is per child. This mandatory pass-through fee goes to Holt's accrediting entity, IAAME.

Holt

US Expenses

$500

Home Study Assessment: due before the first home study visit

AMOUNT DUE: $2,500 - $2,900

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Home Study Fee

Holt

Home Study

$2,500 - $2,900

Home Study Update Fee (if needed)

Holt

Home Study

$750

Travel for Home Visits (if Holt provides)

Holt

Mileage/Travel

varies

Home Study Assessment/Post Adoption Reporting Fees: This is an estimate of direct service fees if home study and post adoption reporting services are provided by a provider in non-branch state

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Home Study Fee

Service Provider

Home Study

$1,500 - $5,000

Home Study Update Fee (if needed)

Service Provider

Home Study

$250 - $1,000

Post Adoption Reporting Fees

Service Provider

Post Placement/Adoption

$1,500 - $2,000

Travel for Home Visits

Service Provider

Mileage/Travel

varies

U.S. Processing Fee 2: due after Holt approves your Home Study. This fee is non-refundable.

AMOUNT DUE: $3,000

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

U.S. Processing 2

Holt

US Expenses, Translation and Documentation expenses

$3,000

Adoption Program Fee and Post Adoption Reporting Fees: due when you accept the assignment of a child. In the case of siblings, an additional $9,500 will be charged for each child to cover the pass-through fees.

AMOUNT DUE: $27,500 - $30,000

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Program Fee and Pass-Through Fees

Holt

US Expenses, Adoption Expenses in Foreign Country, Care of the Child

$27,500

Post Adoption Reports

Holt

Post Placement/Adoption Reports

$2,500

Additional Fees to Anticipate

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

USCIS

USCIS

Third Party

$860 - $1,330

Adoption Education Classes

Varies

Third Party

$150 - $500

Psychological Exam

Provider

Third Party

$250 - $2,500

Dossier Preparation

Varies

Third Party

$100 - $1,000

Pre-Adoption Medical Review of Child Material

Provider

Third Party

$250 - $1,000

Airfare, Lodging, Meals, and Transportation

Provider

Mileage/Travel

$5,500 - $13,000

 

Summary of Estimated Fees

Description

Amount

Homestudy

$1,500 - $5,000

US Expenses

$10,936

Foreign Country Program Expenses

$12,167

Care of the Child

$7,103

Translations and Documents Expenses

$1,184

Contributions

$2,500

Post Adoption Reports

$2,500

Third Party Fees

$2,620 - $12,120

Travel Costs and Accommodations

$5,500 - $13,000

Total:

$46,010 - $66,510

Fee Refunds:

If for some unforeseen reason you need to withdraw from the adoption process before your child arrives home, Holt will refund a percentage of your fees (within 60 days of the completion of services). Pregnancy after child assignment is considered a family cancellation/withdrawal. The amount refunded depends on the following circumstances:

Family cancels/withdraws after accepting child assignment:

Fee

% of Refund

Application

0%

U.S. Processing #1 & #2

0%

IAAME Fee

0%

Adoption Program

50%

Post-Adoption Reporting Fees

100%

Child assignment is withdrawn by Holt prior to placement:

Same as above, except the Adoption Program Fee will be 100% refunded.

Financial Assistance:

Holt believes finances should not stop a child from having a loving family. Although many resources exist to help adoptive families offset the cost of adoption, it’s not always clear where to start looking or what opportunities are best suited for your family. To help you consider all your options, Holt provides an outline of financial assistance, as well as a list of resources categorized by type at holtinternational.org/adoption/financial-assistance.php

South Africa

We are open and transparent about our fees and want you to be aware of all potential costs involved in an adoption, including third-party costs and travel.

Schedule of Fees – South Africa

Holt is a Christian, private, nonprofit, licensed and accredited child welfare and family service organization. Our adoption work is entirely financed through adoption fees and donations. It is not government subsidized. We believe that children are the highest priority, and we want as many children as possible to have families. To that end, we strive to keep our fees within a reasonable range.

All fees are subject to change and are charged at the rate that is current at time of billing. Holt may increase fees if adoption expenses in the foreign country increase substantially after time of application. Families will be notified in writing of any fee increase. Full fee descriptions are provided at the end of this Schedule of Fees.

Holt International accepts the following for adoption fees: check, cashier’s check, or money order. If you would like to pay by credit card, there will be a 3% convenience fee added to your total. Fees due upon invoice.

Application: due with completed application. This is a non-refundable fee.

AMOUNT DUE: $350

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Application Fee

Holt

US Expenses

$350

 

U.S. Processing Fee #1: due when Holt approves your application. These fees are non-refundable.

AMOUNT DUE: $2,450

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

U.S. Processing 1

Holt

US Expenses

$1,950

Monitoring and Oversight Fee: This fee is per child. This mandatory pass-through fee goes to Holt's accrediting entity, IAAME.

Holt

US Expenses

$500

Home Study Assessment (Holt branch states only): due before the first home study visit .

AMOUNT DUE: $2,500 - $2,900

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Home Study Fee

Holt

Home Study

$2,500 - $2,900

Home Study Update Fee (if needed)

Holt

Home Study

$750

Travel for Home Visits (if Holt provides)

Holt

Mileage/Travel

varies

Home Study Assessment/Post Adoption Reporting Fees (non-Holt branch states)

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Home Study Fee

Service Provider

Home Study

$1,500 - $5,000

Home Study Update Fee (if needed)

Service Provider

Home Study

$250 - $1,000

Post Adoption Reporting Fees

Service Provider

Post Placement/Adoption

$1,500 - $3,000

Travel for Home Visits

Service Provider

Mileage/Travel

varies

U.S. Processing Fee #2: due after Holt approves your Home Study. This fee is non-refundable.

AMOUNT DUE: $3,000

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

U.S. Processing 2

Holt

US Expenses, Translation and Document expenses

$3,000

Adoption Program Fee #1: due when you complete your dossier. If a family withdraws from the adoption process AFTER their dossier is sent, and prior to being assigned a child, a refund of $2000 will be provided within 60 days of withdrawal. For a sibling, an additional $4000 is billed when the dossier is sent or at time of child assignment.

AMOUNT DUE: $6,000

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Program Fee

Holt

US Expenses, Adoption Expenses in Foreign Country, Translations and Document Expenses

$6,000

Adoption Program Fee #2 and Post Adoption Reporting Fees: due when you accept the assignment of a child. If a family withdraws after accepting the assignment of a child a refund of $5,500 of the Program Fee will be provided within 60 days of withdrawal. For a sibling, and additional $8500 is billed.

AMOUNT DUE: $13,360 - $16,360

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Program Fee

Holt

US Expenses, Adoption Expenses in Foreign Country, Translations and Document Expenses

$13,360

Post Adoption Reports

Holt

Post Adoption Reports

$3,000

Additional Fees to Anticipate

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

USCIS

USCIS

Third Party

$860 - $1,330

Adoption Education Classes

Varies

Third Party

$150 - $500

Dossier Preparation

Varies

Third Party

$700 - $1,200

Pre-Adoption Medical Review of Child Material

Provider

Third Party

$250 - $1,000

Airfare, Lodging, Meals, and Transportation

Provider

Mileage/Travel

$12,000 - $15,000

Required Documents in Country (photos for visa, etc)

Provider

Third Party

$314 (payable in SA Rand)

Potential additional medical exams for child in country

Provider

Third Party

$0 - $602 (Payable in SA Rand)

 

Summary of Estimated Fees

Description

Amount

Homestudy

$1,500 - $5,000

US Expenses

$10,650

Foreign Country Program Expenses

$12,461

Care of the Child

$360

Translations and Documents Expenses

$1,689

Contributions

$0

Post Adoption Reports

$3,000

Third Party Fees

$2,274 – $4,946

Travel and Accommodation Expenses

Total

$12,000 - $15,000

$43,934 - $53,105

Fee Refunds:

If for some unforeseen reason you need to withdraw from the adoption process before your child arrives home, Holt will refund certain fees as outlined above (within 60 days of the completion of services).

Pregnancy after child assignment is considered a family cancellation/withdrawal. The amount refunded depends on the following circumstances:

Family cancels/withdraws after accepting child assignment:

Fee

% of Refund

Application

0%

U.S. Processing #1 & #2

0%

IAAME Fee

0%

Adoption Program #1

$2,000

Adoption Program #2

$5,500

Post-Adoption Reporting Fees

100%

Child assignment is withdrawn by Holt prior to placement:

Same as aforementioned, except the Adoption Program Fees will be 100% refunded.

Financial Assistance:

Holt believes finances should not stop a child from having a loving family. Although many resources exist to help adoptive families offset the cost of adoption, it’s not always clear where to start looking or what opportunities are best suited for your family. To help you consider all your options, Holt provides an outline of financial assistance, as well as a list of resources categorized by type at holtinternational.org/adoption/financial-assistance.php

Colombia

We are open and transparent about our fees and want you to be aware of all potential costs involved in an adoption, including third-party costs and travel.

Schedule of Fees - Colombia Program

Holt is a Christian, private, nonprofit, licensed and accredited child welfare and family service organization. Our adoption work is entirely financed through adoption fees and donations. It is not government subsidized. We believe that children are the highest priority, and we want as many children as possible to have families. To that end, we strive to keep our fees within a reasonable range.

All fees are subject to change and are charged at the rate that is current at time of billing. Holt may increase fees if adoption expenses in the foreign country increase substantially after time of application. Families will be notified in writing of any fee increase. Full fee descriptions are provided at the end of this Schedule of Fees.

Holt International accepts the following for adoption fees: check, cashier’s check, or money order. If you would like to pay by credit card, there will be a 3% convenience fee added to your total. Fees due upon invoice.

Application: due with completed application. This is a non-refundable fee.

AMOUNT DUE: $350

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Application Fee

Holt

US Expenses

$350

U.S. Processing Fee 1: due when Holt approves your application. These fees are non-refundable

AMOUNT DUE: $2,450

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

U.S. Processing 1

Holt

US Expenses

$1,950

Monitoring and Oversight Fee: This fee is per child. This mandatory pass-through fee goes to Holt's accrediting entity, IAAME.

Holt

US Expenses

$500

Home Study Assessment: due before the first home study visit

AMOUNT DUE: $2,500-$2,900

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Home Study Fee

Holt

Home Study

$2,500 - $2,900

Home Study Update Fee (if needed)

Holt

Home Study

$750

Travel for Home Visits (if Holt provides)

Holt

Mileage/Travel

varies

Home Study Assessment/Post Adoption Reporting Fees: This is an estimate of direct service fees if home study and post adoption reporting services are provided by a provider in non-branch state

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Home Study Fee

Service Provider

Home Study

$1,500 - $5,000

Home Study Update Fee (if needed)

Service Provider

Home Study

$250 - $1,000

Post Adoption Reporting Fees

Service Provider

Post Placement/Adoption

$1,500 - $3,500

Travel for Home Visits

Service Provider

Mileage/Travel

varies

U.S. Processing Fee 2: due after Holt approves your Home Study. This fee is non-refundable.

AMOUNT DUE: $3,000

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

U.S. Processing 2

Holt

US Expenses, Translation and Documentation expenses

$3,000

Adoption Program Fee and Post Adoption Reporting Fees: due when you accept the assignment of a child. In the case of siblings from La Casa, an additional pass-through fee of $671 will be billed for each child.

AMOUNT DUE: $17,500 - $27,040

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

Program Fee and Pass-through fees:

· ICBF - $0

· FANA - $3,000

· CRAN - $7,040

· La Casa - $6,671

Holt

US Expenses, Adoption Expenses in Foreign Country, Care of the Child

$17,500 plus pass through fee

Post Adoption Reports

Holt

Post Placement/Adoption Reports

$1,500 - $2,500

Additional Fees to Anticipate

Description

Paid To

Fee Type

Amount

USCIS

USCIS

Third Party

$860 - $1,330

Adoption Education Classes

Varies

Third Party

$150 - $500

Psychological Exam

Provider

Third Party

$250 - $2,500

Dossier Preparation

Varies

Third Party

$100 - $1,000

Pre-Adoption Medical Review of Child Material

Provider

Third Party

$250 - $1,000

Airfare, Lodging, Meals, and Transportation

Provider

Mileage/Travel

$5,000 - $10,000

 

Summary of Estimated Fees

Description

Amount

Homestudy

$1,500 - $5,000

US Expenses

$10,710

Foreign Country Program Expenses

$10,533 - $17,573

Care of the Child

$360

Translations and Documents Expenses

$1,697

Contributions

$0

Post Adoption Reports

$1,500 - $3,500

Third Party Fees

$2,985 - $8,530

Travel Costs and Accommodations

$5,000 - $10,000

Total:

$34,285 – 57,370

Fee Refunds:

If for some unforeseen reason you need to withdraw from the adoption process before your child arrives in the US, Holt will refund a percentage of your fees (within 60 days of the completion of services). Pregnancy after child assignment is considered a family cancellation/withdrawal. The amount refunded depends on the following circumstances:

Family cancels/withdraws after accepting child assignment:

Fee

% of Refund

Application

0%

U.S. Processing #1 & #2

0%

IAAME Fee

0%

Adoption Program

50%

Post-Adoption Reporting Fees

100%

Child assignment is withdrawn by Holt prior to placement:

Same as above, except the Adoption Program Fee will be 100% refunded.

Financial Assistance:

Holt believes finances should not stop a child from having a loving family. Although many resources exist to help adoptive families offset the cost of adoption, it’s not always clear where to start looking or what opportunities are best suited for your family. To help you consider all your options, Holt provides an outline of financial assistance, as well as a list of resources categorized by type at holtinternational.org/adoption/financial-assistance.php

Fee Refunds

If for some unforeseen reason you need to withdraw from the adoption process or your adoption process is terminated before your child arrives home, Holt will refund a percentage of your fees (within 60 days of the completion of services). The amount refunded depends on the following circumstances:

Bulgaria, Colombia, Haiti, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam

Fee

% of Refund

Application

0%

U.S. Processing #1 & #2

0%

IAAME Fee

0%

Adoption Program

50%

Post-Adoption Reporting Fees

100%

China

Fee

% of Refund

Application

0%

U.S. Processing #1 & #2

0%

IAAME Fee

0%

Adoption Program

50%

Post-Adoption Reporting & Processing Fees

100%

South Africa

Fee

% of Refund

Application

0%

U.S. Processing #1 & #2

0%

IAAME Fee

0%

Adoption Program #1

$2,000

Adoption Program #2

$5,500

Post-Adoption Reporting Fees

100%

Korea

Fee

% of Refund

Application

0%

U.S. Processing #1 & #2

0%

IAAME Fee

0%

Adoption Program Fee: After Assignment

$8,450

Adoption Program Fee: After EP Submission

$7,000

Adoption Program Fee: After Court Hearing is Schedules

$5,500

Adoption Program Fee: After Court Hearing

0%

Post-Adoption Reporting Fees

100%

Child assignment is withdrawn by Holt prior to placement:

Same as above, except the Adoption Program Fee will be 100% refunded.

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