How Much Is It To Adopt From Bulgaria?
The overall cost for a Bulgarian adoption is around $40,000. The fees directly traceable to the process are $30,500. The additional expense is due to third parties, such as the home study agency, USCIS fees, airfare, and lodging overseas.
When Are The Fees Due?
The fees are NOT due at once, or upfront. They only become due as you advance through the adoption process. To understand when a fee is due, please see the “Adoption Fee Schedules” below:
How Can I Afford To Adopt?
There are many tools you can take advantage of to help you afford the cost of adopting:
1. Find an agency with a Floating Fee Schedule.
2. Find Affordable Adoption Financing.
3. Apply for an Adoption Grant.
4. Take advantage of the Adoption Tax Credit.
Cost of Adopting Siblings?
In such cases, the fees for adopting siblings may not increase at all, or may increase a little bit.
If you’re adopting siblings through the “traditional route” then the cost increases by $10,500. Most of these are due as “foreign fees” and fees payable to IAAME ($500 per child) for the their supervision.
This increased cost, if any, can be applied into a payment plan the same way it is done for a single child above.