Once Adoption & Beyond, Inc. (Agency) completes a Prospective Adoptive Parent(s) (AP) home study (See Home Study Services and Post-Placement Services Fee Schedule) they are welcome to apply for entrance into the Agency’s Domestic Adoption Program. An Agency Domestic Adoption occurs when a home study approved AP is selected by Prospective Birth Parent(s) (BP) working with the Agency on an adoptive placement plan

Type of Fee
Amount
Fee Due Date
Agency Entrance Services
Type of Fee
Agency Entrance fee includes one or more of the following services provided by Agency:

  • Establishing and maintaining AP’s adoption program file
  • Guidance provided on how to create an adoption profile
  • Community Outreach/Training (hospitals, clinics, etc.)
  • Website (development, maintenance, marketing, etc.)
  • Networking AP’s adoption profile with other agencies when appropriate
  • Screening BP and presenting AP’s adoption profile
  • Compiling Prospective Birth Mother’s (self-reported) Social and Medical Background and sending Social and Medical Background materials to Prospective Birth Father (if able).
  • Initial match meeting between BP and AP
Application for Services
Amount
$2,000
Fee Due Date
Upon submission of completed Domestic Adoption Program paperwork

Non-refundable

Fee remains active with a current home study until a child enters AP’s home (through adoption or giving birth to a biological child, etc.)

Support and Education Services
Type of Fee
Domestic Agency Support and Education fee includes one or more of the following services provided by Agency:

Home study fee includes one or more of the following Services provided by the Agency:

  • Facilitating communication between BP and AP
  • Providing pre-adoption education, guidance and support
  • Communicating with all professionals involved in the adoption
  • Assistance with creating an open adoption agreement
  • Creating hospital plan with BP
Application for Services
Amount
$3,000
Fee Due Date
Within seven (7) days of the Match Meeting (or at the time of placement for an expedited adoption)

Non-refundable and non-transferable; it covers the services provided in a specific adoption

Agency Placement Services
Type of Fee
Agency Placement fee includes one or more of the following services provided by Agency:

  • Agency’s attendance at court hearings
  • Completion and submission of Interstate Compact Paperwork (ICPC)
  • Post-placement, guidance, education and referrals
  • Post-placement visit(s), compiling and writing of post-placement report(s)
  • Communication during post-placement supervision period
  • Coordinating/communicating with all adoption professionals
  • Referrals to post-adoption counseling/therapy
  • Administrative costs (scanning, copying, phone calls, standard postage, etc.)
  • Core Mission Support (staff trainings, operations, administration, staff, community outreach, etc.)
  • Lifetime access to Agency beyond the adoption process
Application for Services
Amount
$15,000
Fee Due Date
Upon submission the day the Birth Mother consents or relinquishes custody of her child for placement (May only have a twenty-four (24) hours’ notice)

Refundable (minus expenses applied/incurred) if placement cannot be finalized (e.g. post-placement reports, travel fees, ICPC paperwork, court hearings, etc.)

Paid via check or money order only; no credit card

Third-Party Expenses (Estimated variable expenses that are not paid to Adoption & Beyond)

Type of Fee

Profile Book

Creating your Adoption Profile Book [six (6) color copies] through an on-line photo service or by hiring someone professionally to complete your book

Application for Services
Amount
$90 – $500
Fee Due Date
When you begin to create your Profile Book
Type of Fee

On-line Profile

Developing your on-line profile to be displayed on Agency website

Application for Services
Amount
$300
Fee Due Date
When you begin to create your On-line Profile
Type of Fee

On-line Adoption Education Courses

You are required to complete a few on-line adoption education courses, beyond what was completed for the home study process

Application for Services
Amount
$99
Fee Due Date
Upon registration of on-line Adoption Education courses

Additional Third-Party Expenses (Estimated variable expenses that are not paid to Adoption & Beyond)

*The following third-party expenses are more difficult to estimate, as each adoption is unique and the costs will vary accordingly. AP understands that these are estimates only for planning purposes and are provided solely as a courtesy to AP and AP agrees to release, indemnify and hold Agency harmless from any and all claims, damages and injuries caused by any inaccuracy in these estimated costs.

Type of Fee
Amount
Fee Due Date
Attorney Expenses
Type of Fee
AP will need to retain an adoption attorney and be responsible for the BP’s attorney costs as well. These fees are paid directly to the respective attorneys. The range in fees depends on the complexity of each specific adoption case.

  • Agency will provide AP a list of adoption attorneys
Application for Services
Amount
*$6,500+
Fee Due Date
Paid to attorney upon Match with BP
Living Expenses
Type of Fee
A BP may need financial assistance for rent, utilities, maternity clothes, food, transportation, etc. while pregnant and up to six (6) weeks post-placement.

  • These expenses are determined on a case by case basis.
  • If BP decides to parent child, living expenses paid are considered a gift and cannot be recovered
Application for Services
Amount
*$0 – $5,000+
Fee Due Date
AP is encouraged to budget at minimum $3,000 for living expenses
Medical Expenses
Type of Fee
In the event there are unpaid medical expenses for Birth Mother and/or the child related to the birth of the child, including any paternity testing, (hereinafter referred to as “Medical Expenses”), AP shall be responsible for paying the Medical Expenses to the extent that such Medical Expenses are actually incurred and are not fully covered or not fully paid or reimbursed by a health benefit plan, including, but not limited to, Medicaid.
Application for Services
Amount
*$0 – $10,000+
(If no insurance coverage)
Fee Due Date
Upon receipt of invoice or medical bill

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