Current Costs Already Paid ( running total so far = $22,330.00 )
$120.00 Feb 2016 Second trip to NYC to get Colombia visa
$80.00 Feb 2016 Trip to NYC to renew passport for trip
$60.00 Feb 2016 Copay for Dr & lab (blood type for visa)
$380.00 Feb 2016 Western Union of child's visa fees to agent in Colombia
$3.00 Jan 2016 Mailing of forms to CHSM.
$19.00 Jan 2016 Two-day mailing of I800 to USCIS
$1000.00 Jan 2016 *7th: CHSM Post-placement report deposit (refundable)
$1000.00 Jan 2016 *6th: CHSM Post-placement supervision fee
$5000.00 Jan 2016 *5th: Colombia Foreign fees for referral acceptance
$83.00 Dec 2016 Fedex of photobook to Colombia
$50.00 Dec 2016 Photobook from shutterfly to send child
$7000.00 Oct 2015 *4th: Colombia Foreign fees for dossier submission
$20.00 Sept 2015 Two-day mailing of dossier to CHSM
$6.00 Sept 2015 Country Clerk notary authentication fees
$10.00 Sept 2015 Mailing documents to Department of State
$10.00 Sept 2015 Two-day mailing of I800A application
$66.00 Sept 2015 Notary authentication and NYS apostille fees
$170.00 Sept 2015 Biometric Fingerprints and background check, USCIS
$720.00 Sept 2015 I800A application with USCIS
$20.00 Sept 2015 County Clerk notary authentication fees
$30.00 Aug 2015 WA state MMPI Results apostille fees
$40.00 Aug 2015 Blood work for Colombia dossier
$60.00 July 2015 Birth etc. certificates and WA state apostille fees
$40.00 Aug 2015 Medical Exams for Colombia dossier
$40.00 July 2015 Medical Exams for home study
$6250.00 July 2015 *3rd: CHSM Dossier / International Coordination Fee
$350.00 July 2015 UW Physicians IA medical expert for referral review
$500.00 July 2015 *2nd: CHSM Homestudy Review fee
$290.00 July 2015 Homestudy Update (it was a year old).
$19.00 June 2015 Post Office mailing of application
$100.00 June 2015 Homestudy update: social worker visit
$350.00 June 2015 *1st: CHSM Application Fee
$250.00 June 2015 MMPI Results update
$203.00 Sept 2014 New fingerprints and paperwork for new home study.
$2000.00 Aug 2014 Home study and social worker in NY State
$800.00 June 2013 MMPI Report
Upcoming Costs: (expected estimate, ~ $13,000, TBD some items)
$1500 - 2000 Plane tickets: USA > Colombia > USA. 2 adults going, 2 adults & 1 child returning.
$ TBD Cost of 8 weeks accommodation in Colombia during the adoption process.
$ TBD Cost of food and living in Colombia during the 8-week adoption process
$ TBD Lost wages due to having to take 8 weeks off work
$500.00 Fee to the orphanage for the child's expenses
$2000.00 Fee to the lawyer in Colombia that manages the adoption process
$ TBD Further medical exam/costs for adopted child.
$TBD In-country legal and VISA expenses
$230.00 US Visa for adopted child
$80.00 Medical exam for child’s VISA
$550.00 Certificate of Citizenship for the child.
$2000.00 Revalidation of the Adoption Decree in the USA.
$200.00 Obtaining US birth certificate for the adopted child.
$ TBD Lawyer and fees to re-adopt the child in New York state.