International adoption is a very expensive process.
Due to lawyer fees, document and notarization fees, medical exam and report fees, orphanage and country fees, agency fees, and travel expenses.
The total final costs of our adoption will be $40,000+
We are now selling our photos online to raise money in support of our adoption:
ImageKind Photo Store: http://motleymenagerie.imagekind.com/
Zazzle Store: http://www.zazzle.com/motleymenagerie*
Current Costs (running total so far = $ 23,478.63 )
$203.00 September 2014 New fingerprints and paperwork for new home study.
$2000.00 August 2014 New home study and social worker in the US.
$25.00 January 2014 FedEx Cost to mail documents to adoption agency
$25.00 December 2013 FedEx Cost to mail documents to adoption agency
$64.05 October 3, 2013 FedEx Cost to mail documents to adoption agency.
$30.00 August 24, 2013 Bank fees for International Transfers of money.
$5000.00 August 24, 2013 *5th: Country Coordination
$3000.00 August 24, 2013 *4th : Adoptions for Dossier Finalization
$450.00 July 21, 2013 Independent adoption doctor - review referral
$750.00 Jul 18, 2013, MMPI-2 Psychology Exam (required by Ecuador).
$25.00 July 19, 2013, FedEx Cost to mail documents to adoption agency.
$400.00 June 3, 2013, Fee/page US Embassy Abu Dhabi legalize the MFA
$324.00 June 1, 2013, Fee/page Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) authentication
$67.56 May 20, 2013, FedEx Cost to mail documents to adoption agency.
$189.90 May 15, 2013, Medical exam x 2 adults (required by Ecuador).
$67.56 April 15, 2013, FedEx Cost to mail application/documents to adoption agency.
$720.00 March 18, 2013 USCIS I800-A form submission fee.
$3,900.00 March 10, 2013 Homestudy Report - American Adoption Professionals Abroad.
$3,500.00 March 4, 2013 *3rd: Dossier Guide & Preparation fee
$170.00 March 1, 2013 Fingerprinting at the US Embassy for us both.
$67.56 Feb 21, 2013, FedEx Cost to mail application/documents to adoption agency.
$2,000 Feb 20, 2013 *2nd: Agency Services fees
$500.00 Feb 20, 2013 *1st: Application fees
$5,000.00 2nd in-country fee to Ecuador government
$5,000.00 1st in-country fee to Ecuador government
$ TBD Plane tickets - USA —> Ecuador —> USA
$ TBD Cost of 8 weeks accommodation in Ecuador during the adoption process.
$ TBD Further medical exam/costs for adopted child.
$2,000.00 Illien Adoptions International agency post-adoption oversight & compliance fee.
$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 the USA
Total Expected Costs:
Illien Adoptions International agency fees: $16,000
Ecuador Country and Orphanage fees: $10,000
Expected travel costs (Ecaudor 6 weeks, WA 2 weeks): $10,000.00
3rd Party Fees (notarizations, translations, medical & psych exams, etc): $4000.00
Lawyer fees (re-adoption in USA): TBD