China Waiting Child Fees

These fees are applicable to applications received on or after
March 1, 2012

FEE AMOUNT PAYMENT METHOD PAID TO WHEN PAID

Application Fee

$300

Personal Check or Credit Card

Children’s Hope (CHI)

Application Submission

Agreement and Document Processing Fee

$1200

Personal Check or Credit Card

CHI

After application approval

USCIS Filing Fingerprinting  $720 plus $85/adult  Money Order  Your local USCIS office  Upon I-800A submission
Home Study Fee As agreed with local home study agency Consult your home study agency Your home study agency As agreed with your home study agency
Post Adoption Support (pre-paid) Varies by home study agencies Consult your home study agency Your home study agency As agreed with your home study agency
Documentation of Papers $400 to $600 Personal Check or Money Order Secretary of States / Chinese Consulate During dossier preparation
 CHI Humanitarian Aid Mission  $500  Personal Check or Credit Card CHI  When submitting completed dossier.

Dossier Fee

$3,700

Personal Check or Credit Card

CHI

When submitting your completed dossier to CHI

CCCWA Fee

$1150

Personal Check or Money Order

CHI

When submitting your completed dossier to CHI

International Program Fee

$3,650

Personal Check or Credit Card

CHI

Upon referral of child

Refundable Post-Adoption Deposit $800
$440 refundable post-adoption deposit
Personal Check or Money Order CHI Upon referral of child
Waiting Child Fee $200
(Waiting Child adoption only)
Personal Check or Money Order CHI Upon Seeking Confirmation Letter receipt from the CCCWA for a Waiting Child
Visa to enter China $130 per person plus the cost of a courier As agreed by your courier Chinese Consulate via a courier Approximately two weeks after referral
US Domestic & International Airfare $3,000+ for two adults (coach) plus $100 for a lap ticket for child under 2, certain times of the year may be higher Credit Card A travel agency of your choice Approximately two weeks after referral

In China Travel & Accommodations

$4,500 – $5,500 for two adults

Bank Check or Money Order

CHI

Approximately one to two weeks before travel

Adoption fees paid in China Approx. $1,600 Cash Local government in China In China
Child US Entry Visa $300 Cash US Consulate In Guangzhou, China
Orphanage Fee 35,000 RMB’s Cash Local orphanage In China
Food & Souvenirs Approx. $1,500 Cash / Credit Cards Hotels, Restaurants, Stores In China
Adoption or Re-adoption Fee (if only one parent travels or if required for a legal name change) Varies by state Consult with state Attorney of your choice After return to US
Child’s US Birth Certificate Varies by state Consult with state Consult with state After return to US
US Citizenship Certificate No additional fee unless only one parent travels Consult with state Local USCIS office After return to US

* FEES WILL BE PAYABLE ONLY AS SERVICES ARE RENDERED EXCEPT FOR POST ADOPTION FEES.
* NO FEES ARE REFUNDABLE AFTER SERVICES ARE RENDERED.

Children’s Hope International fees are good for one year from the date you sign your application.
Children’s Hope International has no control over other organizations’ fees (CCCWA, CIS, Non CHI Home Study Agency)

– More about International Adoption from China –

  Qualifications   Process     Fees   News   See  waiting children

Photos on this page are used by permission.  None of the children pictured are available for