Primary Provider Adoption Fees

Agency Fees

 

Application

Assessment of prospective adoptive parent(s) and assuring basic program requirements.
$350

New Beginnings’ Fee

Two parts.
$1,500 due with Adoption Service Agreement; $1,200 due at home study approval
$2,700

IAAME Fee

Due with agreement
$500
Total Agency Fees: $3,550

 

Primary Provider Service Fee

 

Case Review

Due with Adoption Service Agreement or when billed

$600

Service Plan

Due at I-600A Approval
$1,700
Total Foreign Program Fees: $2,300

 

Third Party Fees and Expenses

 

USCIS Expenses

I-800A filing fee, $775; fingerprints, $85 per adult in home.

$945

Parent Education Workshops

On-line workshops with Adoption Learning Partners.

$150
Total Incidental & Other Expenses: $1,095

 

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

If you live in NY, NJ, PA, or FL, New Beginnings will provide home study services: to gather and review supporting documents, conduct home visits and write the report.

Due at adoption service agreement
$1,700

Post-Adoption Services

To monitor the child’s placement until the final adoption and to have a disruption plan if the adoption is not finalized. Minimum three reports are needed, 425 for each additional report. (NJ requires a 4th report. Adoptions that are not finalized within 6 months may require an additional report.)

$1,275
Total: $2,975

Primary Provider Adoption Fees and Expenses Summary

Agency Fees$3,550
Primary Provider Program Fees$2,300
Third Party and Other Expenses$1,095
New Beginning’s Home Study Services$2,975
Final Adoption Cost$9,920

 


 

Description of Services

 

New Beginnings’ Services

For personnel cost, administrative overhead and operational expenses; For orientation and guidance to the inter-country adoption process and the child’s country of birth, coordinating the adoption process, assisting in filing U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) applications, providing pre and post-placement support.

Case Review

To review and assess the adoption process in the country you are seeking to adopt. To identify the organizations or agencies that will be providing services there and make agreements where necessary. To better assure that the adoption meets Hague and USCIS requirements.

IAAME

Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity, Inc. is the accrediting entity for the Hague Convention. This fee is for monitoring and oversight of adoption service providers. The fee is $500 per child to be adopted.

Primary Provider Services

To ensure that all six adoption services are provided consistent with applicable laws and regulations. To supervise and cooperating with foreign adoption service providers, assisting and support the family while abroad, to secure the child’s legal information to comply with the Hague and to present to USCIS for immigration approval and the child’s travel visa.

 


 

Fees For Other Services

 

Home Study Update, Minor Changes: $450.00
A home visit for a Minor Change of Circumstance such as a change in residency, a change in employment that does not substantially reduce income, positive and neutral changes in finances, minor changes in physical health or medications. A home visit to update the Home Study for USCIS for the one-time free extension or to keep the home study current. To respond to a USCIS Request for Evidence (RFE) to make edits or additions to the home study.
Supplemental Home Study Services: $900.00
Major Changes of Circumstances such as loss of employment or financial security, arrest, allegation of child abuse, change in medical condition, changes in emotional or mental health, pregnancy, difficulty in marital relationship or with significant other, accusation of impropriety or New Beginnings concerns about the prospective adoptive parents’ capacity to raise an adoptive child. Supplemental Home Study Service may be required if there is a failure to disclose critical information for the initial home study, or in response to an RFE on the prospective adoptive parents’ capacity to adopt or undisclosed criminal history.
Home Study Review (for families who do not live in our service area): $500.00
For supervising a cooperating agency that is conducting the Home Study. There is no fee for overseeing another agency’s post-adoption reports. We do require a Post-Adoption Commitment letter from your Home Study Agency showing that all fees for post adoption services have been paid.
Returning Family Home Study: $1,300.00

For families who had a home study previously done by NBFCS and beginning another adoption process.

Accelerated Services: $500.00
Accelerated services are those that require completion in less than six weeks. Failing to provide a clearance request or other necessary information promptly could also result in accelerated services. Although New Beginnings will make all reasonable efforts to complete the service in the required time, there can be no assurance the shortened time frame can be met.
Adoption of More than One Child

If adopting more than one child, the Service Plan fee will be increased by $500 for each additional I-600 that must be filed. Post-Adoption Services are increased by $250 for each additional report.

Post-Placement Services (when finalization is required in the U.S.)$500.00

To monitoring the child has been placed with prospective adoptive parent(s) until final adoption and to have a plan if the adoption disruptions before final adoption. If required, this amount is in addition to the fee for post-adoption services on the previous page.

Exceeds Routine Services
In the event services are requested or required that Exceed Routine Services, New Beginnings reserves the right to charge for such services.

  • Preparing or helping to prepare documents for a response to an RFE or NOID, est. fee $700 to $1,000;
  • Having to make unanticipated efforts to receive information or documentation from the client, home study agency, the foreign provider (including request to supplement or correct the child’s legal documents), or other person involved in the process, est. fee $500 to $1,000.
  • For additional clearances, documentation and interviews for extended family members or other persons living in the home, $300 to $700.
  • For finalization that requires filing by NB, $200 to $600. If a court appearance is requested for a representative of New Beginnings, $300/day (as well as mileage and incidental expenses).
  • In the event the adoption is in crisis, New Beginnings can charge for additional services including extra post adoption reports, counseling, respite care or attorney services to secure consents, Interstate Compact approvals, etc.
  • Copying fee may be charged if duplicate documents are requested and not received or incorrectly copied, $.50/copy.
Miscellaneous
NBFCS social worker to visit home (0.55 per mile) and tolls, parking or other common carrier(s). Credit card payments over $500 are subject to a 3% convenience fee.Credit card payments over $500 are subject to a 3% convenience fee.
Items You Should Not Pay
New Beginning has disclosed all routine expenses and cost for adoption services. Payments are made to New Beginnings, the home study agency, USCIS, and the US Embassy in country. If payments are made to the cooperating agency, the fee or payment is disclosed.

There are no “unofficial” adoption fees.

  • Do not make or offer to make payments beyond what is disclosed without consulting New Beginnings.
  • Do not make or offer to make donations before the placement of the child. Do not make or offer to make any payments to anyone to induce the relinquishment of a child.
  • Do not pay additional fees to expedite the process abroad.
  • Payments to any third party in the adoption process should be reasonable and in proportion to standards in the country.

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