The Process

Original Estimated Costs: $30,000 – $35,000
StepsEstimated CostActual CostDateStatus
Home Study Agency (01)
- Home Study750.00750.0001/22/21Partial Refund
- Fingerprints116.00116.0002/08/21Paid
- Overnight paperwork14.4714.4702/15/21Paid
Home Study Agency (02)4021.004021.0004/06/21Paid
- Home Study Application Fee295.00295.0003/16/21Paid
- Well Water Bacteria Test55.0055.0002/02/21Paid
- Hague Training149.00149.0002/10/21Paid
- Special Needs Training70.0070.0002/17/21Paid
- Birth Certificate (expedited)80.0080.0002/17/21Paid
- Physicals for entire household (7)--02/22/21
- Fingerprints118.50118.5003/22/21Paid
- Prepare & Enrich Adoption Survey35.0035.0004/18/21Paid
- State training60.0060.0004/24/21Paid
- Adopting the Older Child Training35.0035.0005/01/21Paid
- Mileage & Time291.00291.0005/20/21Paid
- Prepay Post Adoption Report700.00700.0005/20/21Paid
Placing Agency01/22/21Application Approved
- Application Fee250.00250.0001/22/21Paid
- Technology Fee175.00175.0001/22/21Paid
- Agency Fee (1 of 3)500.00500.0002/04/21Paid
- Hague Monitoring & Oversight (IAAME)500.00500.0002/04/21Paid
- Training Adopting from Eastern Europe35.0035.0004/28/21Paid
- Agency Fee (2 of 3)1,000.001,000.0006/24/21Paid
- Agency Fee (3 of 3)4,500.00Due when dossier complete
- Post adoption reports1,200.00Due when court date received
Facilitation Team
- Foreign country program expense500.00500.0007/06/21Paid
- Translation & documents expense500.00500.0007/06/21Paid
- Bank wire transfer fees81.0081.0007/06/21Paid
- Foreign country program expense1,000.001,000.0009/09/21Paid
- Translation & documents expense1,000.001,000.0009/09/21Paid
- Bank wire transfer fees81.0081.0009/10/21Paid
- Foreign country program expense1,500.00Due when court date issued
- Translation & documents expense1,000.00Due when court date issued
Citizenship & Immigration Services Pre-approval945.00945.0002/24/21Paid
- UPS (I600A shipment 1)12.5412.5402/11/21Paid
- Overnight Shipping (shipment 2)40.8740.8706/23/21Paid
- Ink fingerprints (AZ)30.0030.0006/25/21Paid
- Processing Fee (AZ)3.503.5006/30/21Paid
- AZ Record Fees30.0030.0007/08/21Paid
- USPS Overnight delivery (AZ)26.3526.3507/08/21Paid
- FedEx (shipment 3)9.579.5707/15/21Paid
- UPS (RFE)62.3662.3608/12/21Paid
Dossier prep & submission
- Passport (expedited)223.86223.8602/18/21Paid
- Passport (expedited)238.86238.8602/20/21Paid
- Certified Marriage Certificates0.000.0002/19/21Requested
- Certified Marriage Certificates (4)10.5910.5905/17/21Paid
- Bloodwork & Xrays82.0082.0002/22/21Paid
- FBI Prints72.0072.0002/27/21Paid
- FBI Prints36.0036.0006/12/21Paid
- UPS Overnight to State of Ohio54.8354.8307/22/21Paid
- UPS Overnight to Agency99.3299.3207/22/21Paid
- State of Ohio Apostille240.00240.0007/23/21Paid
- Mailing Fees203.96203.9609/14/21Paid
- State of Ohio Apostille5.005.0009/16/21Paid
- Mailing Fees33.2533.2509/16/21Paid
- Mailing Fees80.6080.6009/16/21Paid
- State of Ohio Apostille5.005.0009/16/21Paid
- Mailing Fees123.87123.8709/21/21Paid
Referral (Trip 1)
- Covid Testing200.00Due before travel
- Travel Insurance25.00Due before travel
- Airfare expenses2,000.00Due before travel
- Hotel & meals1,500.00Due during trip 1
- Transportation in country210.00Due during trip 1
- Independent medical examination fees30.00Due during trip 1
Decision (Trip 2)
- Covid Testing200.00Due before travel
- Travel Insurance25.00Due before travel
- Airfare expenses2,000.00Due before travel
- Hotel & meals1,500.00Due during trip 2
- Transportation in country210.00Due during trip 2
- Court fee15.00Due during trip 2
Adoption (Trip 3) *Can be done in 2 trips if 30 day wait is waived.
- Covid Testing200.00Due before travel
- Travel Insurance25.00Due before travel
- Airfare expenses3,000.00Due before travel
- Hotel & meals1,500.00Due during trip 3
- Transportation in country210.00Due during trip 3
- New birth certificate1.00Due during trip 3
- Passport for child38.00Due during trip 3
- US Visa325.00Due during trip 3
- Embassy notary fee50.00Due during trip 3
- Child's medical exam & tests500.00Due during trip 3
Re-adoption in Ohio2,800.00Due after trip 3
Grant database prepared by adoptive family10.0010.0001/22/21Paid
Reece's Rainbow FSP Application Fee25.0025.0001/24/21Paid
Grant application fees50.0050.0006/22/21Paid
Grant mailing fees7.027.0206/29/21Paid
Total / Last Updated39,937.2915,173.3209/28/21

I am noting all incurred expenses for anyone interested as well as for future adoptive families to have ideas of possible expenses to plan for.

 

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. – James 1:27 NIV

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