Ethiopia Adoption Cost Breakdown

Looking to adopt from Ethiopia? Read on for a breakdown of average costs, ranging from the homestudy to getting your child's passport.

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For an overview of the average cost to adopt from Ethiopia, see the categories below. Don’t forget that the cost of adoption will be offset by the federal adoption tax credit (unless your income exceeds federal limitations) so make sure to keep detailed records of fees and payments during your adoption process.

ETHIOPIA ADOPTION COST BREAKDOWN

Homestudy: $1,000-$3,000

Documentation & Authentication: $1,000-$3,000

I-600 Visa Application: $700–$900

Postage/Telephone: $200-$500

Application Fee: $150-$600

Program Fee: $10,000–$15,000

Child’s Passport/Visa: $200-$500

Child’s medical exams: $300-$600

Gifts: $100-$200

Post Placement Fees[1]: $500-$2,000

Airfare, Hotels, etc.: $5,000-$10,000

 

AVERAGE COST (before tax credit): $30,000-$40,000

MAXIMUM TAX CREDIT [3]: $13,190 per finalization

 

All Budgets

  • [1] May be included in program fee or home study fee.
  • [2] Costs of adopting a child from foster care may be eligible for reimbursement (up to $2,000) by the child’s state, depending on state regulations. Also, adoptions of U.S. children with special needs are eligible for the federal tax credit, regardless of actual expenses.
  • [3] Subject to income limitations. Visit the IRS website for more info.



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