Costs of Adoption: Colombia

Colombia Program

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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

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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.

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