Chinese Adoption Fees And Expenses


Fees, Descriptions and Overview

Chinese Adoption Fee

Adoption Fees Paid to New Beginnings

DescriptionDue atFee TypeAmount ($)
Application (AFP)Submission of AFPUS Expenses350
New Beginnings’ Fee, 1st partAdoption Service AgreementUS Expenses1,500
IAAME FeeAdoption Service AgreementUS Expenses500
Program Coordination, 1st partHome Study ApprovalUS Expenses3,000
Program Coordination, 2nd partHome Study ApprovalUS Exp., Translation & Document3,500
CCCWA ApplicationHome Study ApprovalForeign Country1,240
New Beginnings’ Fee, 2nd partLetter Seeking ConfirmationUS Expenses1,500
Total Adoption Fees Paid to New Beginnings11,590


Adoption Fees Paid to CCCWA Orphanage

DescriptionDue atFee TypeAmount ($)
Donation to OrphanageIn CountryContributionEst. 5,700


Social Services done by NB for families living in our service area of NJ, PA, or FL. (add 400 if in NY)

DescriptionDue atFee TypeAmount ($)
Home StudyAdoption Service AgreementHome Study2,200
Post-Adoption, six reportsSubmission of EPPost-Adoption Reports2,850
Transportation home visitWhen BilledMileage/Travel61¢/mile


Social Services for families outside our service area. Fees paid to Local Adoption agency. 

DescriptionDue atFee TypeAmount ($)
Home StudyWhen BilledHome Study1,500 to 3,000
Post-AdoptionBefore travelPost-Adoption Reports2,200 to 3,800
Supervision of ServicesAdoption Service AgreementHome Studypaid to NB, 500
Total Social Services, Home Study, and Post-Adoption Fees3,900 to 6,800


Translation and Document Fees

DescriptionDue atPaid toAmount ($)
Translation Letter Seeking ConfirmationNew Beginnings360
DocumentHome Study ApprovalVarious900 to 1,100

To see a sample Adoption Service Agreement, submit a pre-application or send your request to [email protected].

The Costs of International Adoption

IInternational adoption can be expensive, but assistance is available. There are organizations and foundations that provide grants and loans to help families adopting. There are many options available for financial assistance. For a list of organizations that provide assistance for international adoption, click here.  In addition, the adoption tax credit is a big benefit and is available to most families. This can be a savings of over $13,750

Comparing expenses between agencies can be complicated. When comparing cost, New Beginnings has one of the least expensive Morocco, Thai and China programs and our fees are very competitive for the Korea Program.

New Beginnings fees are presented in a straight forward, simple fashion. We include fees for the home study, post-adoption, the agency and the foreign organization. Also include are incidental fee that are paid to third parties in the adoption process. To see a Sample Adoption Servcie Agreement, click here. If you want more information on a particular program, contact New Beginnings and ask for the Adoption Service Agreement for your porgram.

Need Financial Assistance?

If you have chosen to pursue international adoption, you should know that there may be financial assistance available to help with the adoption expenses. Check out our financial assistance page which lists several options for families hoping to find help in meeting their adoption costs.

Budgeting For International Adoption

When you’ve made the decision to adopt, it makes sense to put together a financial plan before you begin the process. Adoptions come with the standard agency, legal and home study fees, but for international adoptions, there are additional travel, visa expenses and a fee to the foreign agency to consider.

Here are a few tips on how to plan and prepare for these expenses

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