Itemized Fee and Estimated Expenses

Explanations and Descriptions of Our Fees

Bulgaria

Fees Paid in US

   
     
Application Fee $ 500 
Agency Fee $ 7,500 
IAAME Overseigh Fee $850Per Child
Dossier Fee $ 8,000 and 3,000 Euros 
    $ 16,850 and 3,000 Euros
Foreign Fees    
     
Shortly Before First Trip   
     
 Payment 1   4,000 Euro and $4,000 
   
   
Shortly After First Trip    
 Payment 2       2,000 Euro and $4,000  
   
Shortly Before Second Trip Payment 3       2,000 Euro and $3,000  
     
Total Fees Abroad   $11,000 and 8,000 Euro
     
 Total    $ 27,850 and 11,000 Euros

I/We understand and agree that the fees are estimated of the best of the agency’s knowledge at present time. I/We understand and agree that actual fees and expenses may exceed those listed.  The price of the adoption of one child from Bulgaria is approximately $27,850 and 11,000 Euro;

The fees are non-refundable.  If for any reason, you choose to discontinue the process, or chose the services of another agency, then the funds will not be returned.  They may however be applied to future international adoption through our agency.

I/ We understand and agree that if unforeseen additional fees and expenses are incurred in the Convention country, the agency charges such additional fees and expenses only in writing and after obtains a specific consent of the prospective adoptive parents prior to expending any fees.

I/ We understand and agree that the fees shown above are for adoption of one child and do not include: Home Study, CIS fees, Post Adoption services, travel expenses, in-country lodging,  food and transportation, nor third party fees such as adoption training classes; CIS fees; please see Description of Services below.

I/ We understand and agree that the foreign adoption fees are to be paid directly to the agency’s partners in Bulgaria and those fees are non-refundable.

WAITING CHILD ROUTE – ONLY APPLICABLE IF YOU ARE ADOPTING A “WAITING CHILD” listed by the MOJ. 

“Waiting Child Route” – Bulgarian Central Authority gives special priority with children with special needs.  If adoptive parents pursue this route, the fees stated above will remain the same.  The total will be the same.  However, the timing of when the fees become due will change as follows:

 

Waiting Child Fee Schedule
Agency Application Fee$500Due with application
Agency Fee$7,500Payment Plan Available (Due with signed contract -PayPal or check)
IAAME Overseight Fee$850Per child – Payable to IAAME – Due w contract
Upon MOJ Approval $ 2,000 EuroAfter MOJ approves your application
Dossier Fee$8,0006 – 9 Months later in compliance with MOJ deadline (PayPal or check)
2,000 EuroWire to Bulgaria
Foreign Fees
Before First Trip4,000 Euro and $4,000Before first trip (Wire and PayPal)
PayPal Available
After First Trip1,000 Euro and $4,000After you’ve met your child and given consent to the adoption. (Wire and PayPal)
Second Trip2,000 Euros and $3,000After court date has approved you as parents. (Wire and PayPal)
Total$27,850 and 11,000 Euro

“Waiting Child Route Understanding” Our agency is not “holding” the waiting child for you. He/she is listed by the Bulgarian Central Authority, MOJ, if anyone decides to apply to adopt him/her – the application will be reviewed by the MOJ. The MOJ will decide to approve or deny your application.  The adoptive parents understand and agree that if another adoptive family, who has a completed Home Study shows up and wants to commit to the same child, the Bulgarian MOJ will decide which application to approve.  This may result in your application to be denied by the Bugarian MOJ, for that particular child. 

The only difference with “Traditional” is the fee:  “Upon MOJ Approval” – 2,000 Euro.  This fee is due when the Bulgarian MOJ approves your waiting child application. 

Adopting Two Siblings at Once
 

Adopting a second child (siblings) in Bulgaria will add the following fees:  8,000 Euro and $3,000.  The overall estimated total then would be the total from above for adopting one child, $27,850 and 11,000 Euro plus 8,000 Euro plus $3,000. The additional charges for the second child are necessary to meet the country legal requirements. These include additional paperwork and legal involvement of attorney as is required per child. This process creates more legal work, more translation, and authentication.  Another expense that would double is the oversight fee implemented by IAAME – because their oversight is “per child”.  The IAAME fee oversight is $850 per child.  Adopting 2 Siblings will be $850×2 = $1,700.

Adopting Two Children (Siblings)    
   
Additional Administrative/Translation/Legal Fee  
      
In Country (Bulgaria)   8,000 Euro
In United States   $ 3,000
IAAME Oversight Fee   $ 850
      
Additional Total for Second Child    

 

$ 3,850 and 8,000 Euro

 

 

Description of Fees When Adopting 2 Siblings

“In Country (Bulgaria)” – 8,000 Euro wire and $3,000 payment due after parents have accepted proposed match as follows: 

3,000 Euro and $1,500 is due in addition to the payment described above as “ Shortly Before First Trip“. 3,000 Euro and $1,500 is due in addition to the payment described “Shortly After First Trip“. 

2,000 Euro is due in addition to the payment described “Shortly Before Second Trip”

The additional charges for the second child are necessary to meet the country legal requirements. These include additional paperwork and legal involvement of attorney as is required per child. This process creates more legal work, more translation, and authentication. The fee includes the following services: communicating with Central Authority; Communicating with orphanage authority, if necessary; communicating with Bulgarian Central Authority in obtaining documents necessary for Article 16;  communicating with US Embassy for obtaining Article 5; translation of documents as required by Central Authority; attorney’s fee; legal fees. The fees are not refundable.

“In United States” – $3,000 is due as described above, half with “Shortly Before First Trip” and half with “Shortly After First Trip”.  This additional fee includes, but it is not limited to attorney’s fees, know-how, legal advice, following changes in legal requirements in USA.  The fees are not refundable.

IAAME Oversight Fee – This is a fee, of $850, implemented by the accrediting authority, IAAME per child adopted.  It is for oversight and monitoring of adoption cases.  The fee is per child.  The fee is not refundable.

 

Fees Payable to Agency for First Child as Estimated Above$ 27,850 and 11,000 Euros
      
Additional Fee Estimated Above  $ 3,850 and 8,000 Euro
      
Total    $ 31,700 and 19,000 Euro
Description of Fees and Services:
Application Fee: $500 Due with the application; the fee is not refundable.
Agency Fee: $7,500 Due with the agreement; includes, but not limited to: personnel costs, administrative overhead, operational costs, training and education, communications and publications costs, and any other costs related to providing adoption services in the United States; The fee is not refundable.
IAAME Oversight Fee: $850 due within 2 weeks of signed contract. IAAME implemented this fee in 2018 and increased it to $850 in December of 2022. The fee can be paid directly to IAAME with a personal check addressed to IAAME.  The fee is per child.  A convenience fee of $50 will be added if you like to pay this online because of the convenience fees we have to pay to submit this fee to IAAME online. 
Dossier Fee: $8,000 Due with the Dossier; includes, but not limited to; attorney’s fees, know-how, legal advice, following changes in legal requirements in USA and foreign country; legal assistance provided to adoptive parents with their Dossier preparation, legal assistance provided to adoptive parents for CIS laws, legal assistance provided during the entire adoption procedure. The fee is not refundable.
Foreign Fees:
Wire with Dossier: 3,000 Euro (or 2,000 Euro if pursuing “waiting child”) – wire to the Bulgarian FSP’s account made directly by adoptive parents. The fee includes translation and authentication of Dossier and submission of the Dossier in the Bulgarian Central Authority from adoptive parents’ behalf. The fee is not refundable.
“Shortly Before First Trip” – Paymenent 1: 4,000 Euro plus $4,000 Wire payment is due seven days before arrival for first trip in Bulgaria.  The wire shall be made directly by the Adoptive Parent(s) to the FSP’s account. The fee includes the following services: meeting the adoptive parents at the airport; make transportation arrangement for them; make housing arrangements for them; arrange appointments for the adoptive parents with Bulgarian Central Authority and in the orphanage; accompany the adoptive parents on their appointments with Bulgarian Central Authority and orphanage translation and interpretation for the adoptive parents with Bulgarian Central Authority’s representatives; with the orphanage’s representatives, and with the child; translation of documents signed in Bulgaria; application in the court for court date and finalization of adoption; arrangement of legal representation in the Bulgarian Court with an attorney; attorney’s fee; obtaining a final Court Decree stating the adoptive parents as legal parents, legal fees. The fees are not refundable.
“Shortly After First Trip” – Payment 2: 2,000 Euro ( or 1,000 Euro if pursuing “waiting child”) and $4,000 wire payment seven days after completion of First Trip in Bulgaria.  The wire shall be made to the Bulgarian Mediation Services Providers’ account directly by the Adoptive Parent(s). The fee includes the following services: translation of documents signed in Bulgaria; application in the court for court date and finalization of adoption; arrangement of legal representation in the Bulgarian Court with an attorney; attorney’s fee; obtaining a final Court Decree stating the adoptive parents as legal parents, legal fees. The fees are not refundable. 
“Shortly Before Second Trip” – Payment 3: 2,000 Euro and $3,000 payment due seven days before Second Trip to Bulgaria.  The payment shall be made to the Bulgarian FSP’s account directly by the Adoptive Parent(s). The fee includes the following services: meeting the adoptive parents at the airport, transportation arrangement for them to the orphanage to pick up the child; make housing arrangements for them in Sofia; arrange appointments for the adoptive parents with US Embassy for the child’s visa and child’ legal leaving of the country; arrange appointments for the child medical exam, for the child’s Bulgarian passport, for the child’s pictures; accompany the adoptive parents on their appointments;  translation and interpretation for the adoptive parents with all of the Governmental representatives; translation of documents: translation and authentication of the child’s birth certificate, of the Adoption Court Decree; other documents. The fees are not refundable.

Accommodation in Sofia 

For the first trip:  1-2 night in Sofia before go to the region and 1-2 nights in Sofia after been in the region Euro 100 –  Euro 150 per night hotel room; in the region Euro 70 – Euro 150 per night hotel  for 5-6 nights + accommodation for the translator in the same hotels;

For the second trip: 1-2 night in Sofia before go to the region and 3-4 nights after been in the region Euro 100 –  Euro 150 per night hotel room; in the region up to Euro 70 – Euro 150 per night hotel  for 1-2 nights + accommodation for the translator in the same hotels;

Transportation to and from the region – approximately Euro 600 per trip payable directly to hired driver, or to FSP. 

Food:  20 – 30 Euro per person per day for adoptive parents  and  20 –30 Euro per day food for translator.

Care of the child:  Euro 250 – Euro 650 per week are the expected fees and estimated expenses that adoptive parents may have for the care of the child in the country prior to finalization of  adoption, including, but not limited to, costs for food, clothing, and medical care; This estimated cost for the care of the child is only while the adotpive parent(s) are physically in country and taking care of their child(ren). 

Contributions: contributions are voluntary (not requested) from the adoptive parents to the agency’s programs for donation to foreign orphanages for unadoptable children, children with medical conditions, for living conditions improvements of the orphanages, for food, clothes and medications.

Agency’s non-refund policy: Each of the fees described above are non refundable.
If the Bulgarian Government changes some of the governmental fees, then the legal services provider shall notify the Agency. The Agency should notify the adoptive parents with a written notice as soon as the agency is informed by the legal services provider.
In case of need the Dossier to be updated the following fees will apply: Dossier Update fee – $2,500; Dossier Update Translation fee – 1,500 Euro.
Third Party Fees: Third party fees are defined as any type of fees payble to any third parties that are not SMIA nor its representatives in the foreign country such as, but not limited to:  Home Study Fees due to local home study agency, airfare fees due to airlines, any sort of ground transporation fees, food, accomodations, care of the child, medical expenses of any kind, mailing expenses of any kind.  Other third party fees also include, but are not limited to the following: CIS Fees: $775 for I-800A Application fee, $85 per person Fingerprints fee, $325 visa fee in US Embassy; Medical examination fee -$20 -$100 per child; Child’s Passport $70 – $200, Authentication of Dossier with Secretary of State’s: 1$-$20 per document; Documents issued by Vital Records: $1- $20 per document. Education Training for Adoptive Parent: The agency works in collaboration with the following agency regarding the provision 10 hours of training for adoptive parents: Adoption Learning Partners: The topics covered in the training classes are exactly as they are set forth in 96.48 (a, b, c, d, f). The adoptive parents are able to take the educational classes from their homes by internet; after finishing the classes and taking successfully the tests the adoptive parents obtain a Certificate of Completion. Adoption Learning Partners informs the agency about the successful completion of the education and sends the certificates to the agency. The fee of $150 should be paid directly to Adoption Learning Partners by the adoptive parents.  Another educational requirement is the “Healing Families Package” by the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development.  The cost payable directly to the Institute is $165. The report to the court pursuant to GS 48-2-501 for NC Residents Only can be provided by the agency after the decree of adoption has been entered in Polish courts, per the adoptive parents’ request. (IAAME Oversight fee is also a third party fee, but it is listed above and due with signed contract).  

 

Serbia

Fees Paid in US

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Application Fee

 

$ 500

 

Agency Fee

 

$ 7,500

 

IAAME Overseigh Fee

 

$850

Per Child 

Dossier Fee

 

$ 8,000 and 4,500 Euros

 

 

 

 

 

$ 16,850 and 4,500 Euros

Foreign Fees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shortly Before Trip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Payment 

 

  5,500 Euro and $11,000

 

 

  

 

 

 Total 

 

 

 

$ 27,850 and 10,000 Euros

 

I/We understand and agree that the fees are estimated of the best of the agency’s knowledge at present time. I/We understand and agree that actual fees and expenses may exceed those listed.  The price of the adoption of one child from Serbia is approximately $27,850 and 10,000 Euro;

The fees are non-refundable.  If for any reason, you choose to discontinue the process, or chose the services of another agency, then the funds will not be returned.  They may however be applied to future international adoption through our agency.

I/ We understand and agree that if unforeseen additional fees and expenses are incurred in the Convention country, the agency charges such additional fees and expenses only in writing and after obtains a specific consent of the prospective adoptive parents prior to expending any fees.

I/ We understand and agree that the fees shown above are for adoption of one child and do not include: Home Study, CIS fees, Post Adoption services, travel expenses, in-country lodging,  food and transportation, nor third party fees such as adoption training classes; CIS fees; please see Description of Services below.

I/ We understand and agree that the foreign adoption fees are to be paid directly to the agency’s partners in Serbia and those fees are non-refundable.

Adopting Two Siblings at Once
 

Adopting a second child (siblings) in Serbia will add the following fees:  8,000 Euro and $3,000.  The overall estimated total then would be the total from above for adopting one child, $27,850 and 10,000 Euro plus 8,000 Euro plus $3,000. The additional charges for the second child are necessary to meet the country legal requirements. These include additional paperwork and legal involvement of attorney as is required per child. This process creates more legal work, more translation, and authentication.  Another expense that would double is the oversight fee implemented by IAAME – because their oversight is “per child”.  The IAAME fee oversight is $500 per child.  Adopting 2 Siblings will be $850×2 = $1,700. 

Adopting Two Children (Siblings)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Administrative/Translation/Legal Fee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Country (Serbia)

 

 

 

8,000 Euro

In United States

 

 

 

$ 3,000

IAAME Oversight Fee

 

 

 

$ 850

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Total for Second Child

 

 

 

 

 

$ 3,850 and 8,000 Euro

 

 

 

Description of Fees When Adopting 2 Siblings

“In Country (Serbia)” – In addition to the fees payable for adopting a single child, as described above, adopting 2 siblings from Serbia will add the following fees:  4,000 Euro wire and $1,500 is due after parents have accepted proposed match, and before trip to Serbia.   

4,000 Euro and $1,500 is due in addition to the payment described above as “Shortly Before Trip” payment. 

The additional charges for the second child are necessary to meet the country legal requirements. These include additional paperwork and legal involvement of attorney as is required per child. This process creates more legal work, more translation, and authentication. The fee includes the following services: communicating with Central Authority; Communicating with orphanage authority, if necessary; communicating with Serbian Central Authority in obtaining documents necessary for Article 16;  communicating with US Embassy for obtaining Article 5; arranging the appointment for adoptive parents in the US Embassy, translation of documents as required by Central Authority; attorney’s fee; legal fees. The fees are not refundable.

“In United States” – $3,000 is due as described above, in addition to the payment as described “Shortly Before Trip” Payment  This additional fee includes, but it is not limited to attorney’s fees, know-how, legal advice, following changes in legal requirements in USA.  The fees are not refundable.

IAAME Oversight Fee – This is a fee of $850 implemented by the accrediting authority, IAAME per child adopted.  It is for oversight and monitoring of adoption cases.  The fee is per child.  The fee is not refundable.

 

Fees Payable to Agency for First Child as Estimated Above

$ 27,850 and 10,000 Euros

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Fee Estimated Above

 

 

$ 3,850 and 8,000 Euro

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

$31,700 and 18,000 Euro

Description of Fees and Services:
 
Application Fee: $500 Due with the application; the fee is not refundable.
 
Agency Fee: $7,500 Due with the signed agreement; The entire agency fee is due upon signing contract regardless of payment plan that may be selected.  It includes, but not limited to: personnel costs, administrative overhead, operational costs, training and education, communications and publications costs, and any other costs related to providing adoption services in the United States; The fee is not refundable.
 
IAAME Oversight Fee: $850 due within 2 weeks of signed contract. This is the fee implemented by the accrediting authority, IAAME.  Because this is third party fee, we would charge a $50 convenience fee to process this fee and pay it to IAAME.  If you like to avoid the convenience charge, you may mail a check for $850 made out to Saint Mary’s. The fee is per child. 
 
Dossier Fee: $8,000 Due with the Dossier; includes, but not limited to; attorney’s fees, know-how, legal advice, following changes in legal requirements in USA and foreign country; legal assistance provided to adoptive parents with their Dossier preparation, legal assistance provided to adoptive parents for CIS laws, legal assistance provided during the entire adoption procedure. The fee is not refundable.
 
Foreign Fees:
 
Wire with Dossier: 4,500 Euro – wire to the Serbian FSP account made by the agency. The fee includes translation and authentication of Dossier and submission of the Dossier in the Serbian Central Authority on adoptive parents’ behalf. The fee is not refundable.
 
“Shortly Before Trip” – 5,500 Euro plus $11,000 Wire payment is due seven days before arrival for trip in Serbia.  The wire shall be made by the agency to the Serbian FSP account. The fee includes the following services: meeting the adoptive parents at the airport; make transportation arrangement for them; make housing arrangements for them; arrange appointments for the adoptive parents with Serbian Central Authority and in the orphanage; accompany the adoptive parents on their appointments with Serbian Central Authority and orphanage translation and interpretation for the adoptive parents with Serbian Central Authority’s representatives; with the orphanage’s representatives, and with the child; translation of documents signed in Serbia; finalization of adoption and adoption ceremony held in local adoption center; obtaining a final adoption Decree stating the adoptive parents as legal parents, legal fees. The fees are not refundable.
 

Accommodation in Serbia 

1-2 night(s) in Belgrade before going to the region and 1-2 nights in Belgrade after leaving the region: 100 Euro – 150 Euro per night hotel room; in the region: 70 Euro –  150 Euro per night hotel  for 23 nights;

Transportation to and from the region: up to 600 Euro per trip, depending on distance. Payble to Serbian representative.

Food:  20 Euro – 30 Euro per person per day for adoptive parents  and  20 Euro – 30 Euro per day, food for the translator.

Care of the child:  250 Euro – 650 Euro per week are the expected estimated expenses that adoptive parents may have to pay in order to care for their child in the country prior to finalization of  adoption, including, but not limited to, costs for food, clothing, and medical care; This estimated cost for the care of the child is only while the adotpive parent(s) are physically in country and taking care of their child(ren). 

Contributions: contributions are voluntary (not requested) from the adoptive parents to the agency’s programs for donation to foreign orphanages for unadoptable children, children with medical conditions, for living conditions improvements of the orphanages, for food, clothes and medications.

Agency’s non-refund policy: Each of the fees described above are non refundable.
 
If the Serbian Government changes some of the governmental fees, then the FSP shall notify the Agency. The Agency should notify the adoptive parents with a written notice as soon as the agency is informed by the FSP.
 
In case of need for the Dossier to be updated, the following fees will apply: Dossier Update fee – $2,500; Dossier Update Translation fee – 1,500 Euro.
 
Third Party Fees: Third party fees are defined as any type of fees payble to any third parties that are not SMIA nor its representatives in the foreign country such as, but not limited to:  Home Study Fees due to local home study agency, airfare fees due to airlines, any sort of ground transporation fees, food, accomodations, care of the child, medical expenses of any kind, mailing expenses of any kind.  Other third party fees also include, but are not limited to the following: CIS Fees: $775 for I-800A Application fee, $85 per person Fingerprints fee, $325 visa fee in US Embassy; Medical examination fee -$20 -$100 per child; Child’s Passport $70 – $200, Authentication of Dossier with Secretary of State’s: 1$-$20 per document; Documents issued by Vital Records: $1- $20 per document. Education Training for Adoptive Parent: The agency works in collaboration with the following agency regarding the provision 10 hours of training for adoptive parents: Adoption Learning Partners: The topics covered in the training classes are exactly as they are set forth in 96.48 (a, b, c, d, f). The adoptive parents are able to take the educational classes from their homes by internet; after finishing the classes and taking successfully the tests the adoptive parents obtain a Certificate of Completion. Adoption Learning Partners informs the agency about the successful completion of the education and sends the certificates to the agency. The fee of $150 should be paid directly to Adoption Learning Partners by the adoptive parents.  Another educational requirement is the “Healing Families Package” by the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development.  The cost payable directly to the Institute is $165. The report to the court pursuant to GS 48-2-501 for NC Residents Only can be provided by the agency after the decree of adoption has been entered into force in Seriba, per the adoptive parents’ request. (IAAME Oversight fee is also a third party fee, but it is listed above and due with signed contract).  

Home Study and Post Placement/Post Adoption Services

Home Study and Post Adoption Services
 
The Fee Schedule for adoptive parents who are NC residents. Saint Mary’s will do the Home Study and Post Adoption Services for them.
 
  

Home Study Application Fee

$ 500.00

Home Study Fee

Payment 1

$ 1,750.00

Payment 2

$ 1,750.00

Total Home Study Fee

$ 4,000.00

 
Home Study Application Fee: $500 due with the application. The fee is not refundable.
 
Home Study Fee $4,000 due as follow: Payment 1: $1,750 due with the home study’s Agreement; includes the following services: providing the necessary information that is required for adoptive parents for the home assessment; visit of the adoptive parents home; the fee is not refundable. Payment 2: $1,750 due with the finalization of the home assessment; includes the following services: at least one face to face interview with adoptive parents in the agency’s office; counseling on the adoption issues; finalization of the home study. The fee is not refundable.
 

Post Adoption Report Fee Per Report: $900 due as follow: $450 at the time of the visit and $450 due at the time of finalization of the report; includes the following services: provide the necessary information required for the report; visit of the adoptive parents’ home, counseling and observation of child’s adjustment with the adoptive parents family and extended family. Fee also includes translation of the report into the foreign language.  Forwarding translated report to foreign Central Authority within the required by them deadlines.  The fee is not refundable. Other related to the home assessment or Post Adoption Reports charges: if the home of the adoptive parents is more than 35 miles away of the agency’s office an additional charge for gas depending on the distance may be due but not more than $ 100 per visit.

 
The report to the court pursuant to GS 48-2-501 for NC Residents Only can be provided by the agency after the decree of adoption has been entered in Bulgarian Courts, per the adoptive parents’ request.
 
In case of need the Home Study to be updated the following fee will apply: Home Study Update – $ 3,000
 
For Adoptive parents that are NOT NC residents:
 
The adoptive parents that are not NC resident need to coordinate with Saint Mary’s their choice of home study agency. Saint Mary is a primary provider of adoption services and Saint Mary’s approval of their home study will be legally required. Saint Mary will assist them with their decision on a home study agency and will provide the necessary guidelines and a home study’s review and approval.
 
Review of a Home Study Where the home study is not performed in the first instance by an accredited agency, or it is performed by an exempt provider the agency ensures that the home study is reviewed and approved in writing by an accredited agency Sec.96.47.
 
The Fee of a Home Study Review is : $1,300 due after the home study review being provided by the agency to adoptive parents; includes the following services: reviewing the home study compliance with the applicable state laws, state interview requirements; CIS’ law 8 CFR 204.311 and 22 CFR Part 96.47. The fee is not refundable.
 

Review of the Post Adoption Report: $350 due after the post adoption report review which has been provided to St. Mary’s by the local home study agency.   This fee includes the following services: reviewing the placement being in the best interest of the child and monitoring the child’s adjustment and bonding with the adoptive parents and extended family.  Fee also includes translation of the report into the foreign language.  Forwarding translated report to foreign Central Authority within the required by them deadlines. The fee is not refundable.

 
Post Placement Services: During the post-placement phase, the agency monitors and supervises the child’s placement to ensure that the placement remains in the best interests of the child; the adoptive parents will be in the foreign country at this phase and they will obey the foreign country’s legal requirements. If a placement for adoption is in crisis in the post-placement phase, the agency arranges for needed counseling services by phone calls by MSW social worker who is an employee of the agency to assist the family in dealing with the problems that have arisen; the charge is $80 per hour.
 
In case of need the Home Study to be updated the following fee will apply: Home Study Review Update – $ 900.
 
Agency’s non-refund policy: Each of the fees described above are non refundable.