Ethiopia Adoption Fees

ETHIOPIA ADOPTION
QUALIFICATIONS

ETHIOPIA ADOPTION
PROCESS

ETHIOPIA ADOPTION
FEES

 

Expense Amount Payment Method Pay To Due

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

Agency Agreement 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
USCIS Filing Fingerprinting $720 plus $85/adult Money Order Your local USCIS office Upon I-600A submission
Humanitarian Aid in Ethiopia $500 Personal Check or Credit Card CHI With Dossier Submission

Dossier Preparation

$4860

Personal Check or Credit Card

CHI

With submission of dossier

Dossier Authentication Fee

$500

Personal Check or Credit Card

CHI

With submission of dossier

International/Referral Fee

$8,500

Cashiers Check or Credit Card

CHI

Upon referral of child

Country Fees

$1,280 – Total

Cashiers/Bank Check

CHI (wired to Ethiopia)

Upon referral of child

Additional Sibling Fee

$5,200 per child

Cashiers Check or Credit Card

CHI

Upon referral of child

US Domestic & International Airfare

$6000 – $8000 by coach – 2 adults/2 trips – plus approx. $300 return lap ticket for child under 2 (plus any applicable transit visas) Credit Card A travel agency of your choice As needed by airline or travel agent

Travel/Escort fee for children adopted from Mekele*

$500-$1200 for one infant – varies depending on age and number of children

Personal Check or Money Order

CHI (wired to Ethiopia)

7 days before travel

In-Country Accommodations at House of Hope

Approx. $1000 – $1250 for 2 adults 10 day stay – includes meals

Personal Check or Money Order

CHI (wired to Ethiopia)

7 days prior to departure

Visa to enter Ethiopia $20 per person Cash Paid in country Upon entry into Ethiopia
In-Country Accommodations at Guest House or Hotel $30 – $265 per night plus food (10 days in country) Consult guest house or hotel Guest house or hotel As agreed upon with guest house or hotel
Food Variable Local currency or credit card hotel(s); cafe In Country
Re-adoption Fee Varies by state Consult with state Consult with state After return to US
Child’s US Birth Certificate Varies by state Consult with state Consult with state After return to US
US Citizenship $600 per child (if child traveled on IR-4 visa) Personal Check or Money Order Local USCIS office After return to US
Approximate Total Cost for 2 adults adopting 1 infant under 2 $22,590 – $24,840

* Only for those adopting from Mekele (Northern Ethiopia). Variable depending on number and age of children being adopted and number of escorts, and birth parents traveling to Addis.

Additional fee of $50 for parents traveling to Numan Orphanage, will apply. Paid in country, in local currency.

Children’s Hope International stays committed to providing humanitarian aid within the countries that we provide international adoption.

Payment Schedule  (checks made payable to Children’s Hope International)

Check #1 for $300 upon application to Children’s Hope (CHI fee) Non-refundable.

Check #2 for $1200 upon agency approval of application (CHI fee).

Check #3 for $4,860 (Dossier Fee) + $500 (Doss Authentication Fee) upon submission of dossier to Children’s Hope. $5360 – Total

Check #4 for $8500 (International Program Fee) +$1280 (In-Country Fees) upon referral and approval of child $9780 – Total – (+ additional sibling fee – if applicable)

Travel: To the travel agency or airline for your air tickets.

No fees are refundable after services are rendered.

None of the children that you see here are available for adoption. We have received permission from each child’s parent or guardian to use their child’s photo on our website.