Moroccan Adoption Fees And Expenses

Fees, Descriptions and Overview

Moroccan Adoption Fee List

Agency Fees

Application (AFP) Due with Application$350

New Beginnings’ Fee

$3,500 due with Agreement
$3,000 due at referral
IAAME Fee Due with Agreement$500
Total Agency Fees: $7,350

Moroccan Program Fee

Program Coordination

$3,500 due at home study approval; $6,000 due at acceptance of referral

Orphanage Fee, paid to orphanage directly, (between 1,100 and 1,800)

Due when kafala is requested

Charity Support and Program Development)

Due at acceptance of the referral
Total Moroccan Program Fees: $12,800

Third Party Fees and Expenses

USCIS Expenses – I-600A filing fee, $775; fingerprints, $85 per adult in home, N-600 $1,170$2,115
State Adoption Attorney to finalize the kafala in U.S.$700 to $2,500
Parent Education Workshops On-line workshops with Adoption Learning Partners$150
Travel and Overseas Expenses (EST)expenses for air travel, hotel, meals, medical and visa$6,000 to $9,000
Total Incidental and Other Expenses: $8,965 to 13,765

New Beginnings’ Social Services

(New Beginnings does the home study and post-adoption services for families living in our service area of NY, NJ, PA or FL. Families that live outside our service area will use a local home study provider.)

Home Study

Due at contract

Post-Adoption Services

$425 for each report; minimum four reports are needed. Due at Submission of EP
Total: $2,975

For qualified families, the Adoption Tax Credit can reduce the cost of the adoption by as much as $13,600.

Moroccan Adoption Fee Descriptions

Application Fee
Assessment of prospective adoptive parent(s) and assuring basic program requirements.
New Beginnings’ Fee
Agency fees are for personnel cost, administrative overhead, and operational expenses. For orientation and guidance to the inter-country adoption process and the country of Morocco, Kafala training and education, perform or supervise home study services to the family, coordinating the adoption process, Child-specific training, assisting in filing U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) applications, monitor the placement until finalization, arrange for custody of the child in the event of a disruption, providing pre and post-adoption information and support.
Program Coordination
Fee for program sponsorship and development; prepare, translate and present the dossier to Morocco, receiving a referral of a child that includes the Child’s Background Study; establish the itinerary and transportation abroad, provide facilitator in country to arrange for kafala and assist the family in Morocco; in-country translations as needed; monitor the placement while in-country, post-placement administration for submission of self-reports to the Moroccan Consulate in the U.S…
Foreign Agency Fee and Donation
For child care expenses prior to the adoption, identifying a child available for adoption, securing the necessary terminate parental rights, providing the background study on the child, arranging for the finalization of the adoption and the immigration of the child, (due at acceptance)
Orphanage Fee
For childcare expenses and document preparation for kafala.
Charity Support and Program Development
New Beginnings identifies areas of need and projects to support the care of children at the orphanages or related institutions that benefit children in Morocco regardless of their adoption status.
Pass through to the Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity, Inc. (IAAME) for monitoring and oversight of adoption service providers. IAAME requires a fee of $500 per adoption case.

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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