Adoption Fees

Home Studies:

  • LHAA Home Study Fee: $850.00

Agency Placement Fees:

  • Newborn not falling under “at risk” category: $13,000
  • Newborn to the attained age of two years 365 days: $11,000
  • Three years to attained age of four years and 365 days: $8,000
  • Five years and up: $6,500

Sibling Group:

  • Second Placement Fee: $1,000
  • Third Placement Fee: $500
  • No additional placement fee attached to four or more.
  • NOTE: Reduced fees only apply when siblings are adopted at the same time.

Legal Fees:

  • Estimated range is between $4,500 to $9,000

Adopting families are responsible to pay for all agency Placement Fees and all Legal Fees directly related to the termination and finalization expenses related to the adoption. The Placement Fee is due at the time the adoptive family signs adoptive paperwork. The Legal Fees are due at the time that the adoption is consummated.