adoption expenses


— This page will be continually updated as funds are accumulated, spent, and donated. —
Our latest goal: $0
 
We are sharing this list for a few various reasons:

1.} Considering our efforts to earn money, and the gifts we’ve already received, we believe it is very important for us to share our expenditures with those of you who’ve given or who wish to give. We want to be transparent on where the actual gifted money and so forth is going. With the way our world has gone over time, it’s disturbing to find others abusing the blessings they’ve been so freely given. Our family strives for complete integrity, and this is one way we can do that here. I wish we could say that adoption wasn’t so expensive, but the real facts are plain and evident, all forms of adoption are expensive, whether they are domestic OR international. They all involve large amounts of money.

2.} We believe that God is our ultimate provider. When we are walking in His will, His provision will lead the way far and beyond what we even ask or expect. We can say without a doubt that this has already been true for us in many areas of our lives. While we have been cautious and careful to manage our finances closely, we were able and prepared with a small savings to get us started in our journey, We’re confident the Lord will provide, He’s gotten us this far, and He won’t leave us stranded.

 3.} We believe it’s important to work hard to make our goal, and some of the ways we are earning extra funds for our adoption is through our side business, {as you’ve seen lately.} : ) we’ve been selling garden produce, natural remedies, natural cleaners & lots of baked goodies, breads and cakes, even though I’ve set the bakery on hold.

So, here it is. An accounting of our expenses. And if your family is considering adoption, please do not let this scare you away. Rather, go back to our point #2 & #3 and trust in the great provision of God!

Items in bold have already been paid. Items not highlighted are upcoming expenses.

-Adoption Application to CCAI – $256.25
– Home Study Agency {AWAA} Application Fee: $175
– Washington Courthouse Fee: $20
– Agency’s 1st Program Fee 1: $2,500
– Home Study Agency Fee {AWAA}: $3,389
– Passport Applications: $220
– Passport Photos: $30 {Should have been $180! The gal at the courthouse office blessed us!}
Copies of Birth Certificates: $114.25
– Copies of Marriage Certificates: $93
– Post Office & UPS Fees for BC’s & MC’s for Dossier: $146.71
– FBI Fingerprinting: $100
– UPS for BC Fees: $146.71
– Notarization & Shipping of Dossier Documents: $36.99- USCIS Immigration Approval {I-800A} $895
– MTS – $229.88
– Certification & Authentication of Documents for Dossier – $39.66
– Assistant Stork Courier Services for Dossier Documents  – $180
– US Secretary of State Fee – $88
– US Chinese Embassy Fee – $300
– UPS Shipping of Dossier Authenticated Documents: $101.27
– Complete Dossier Sent – $55.72- Adoption Agency’s 2nd Program Fee
– $2,350
– CCCWA Waiting Child Matching Fee – $1,180
– Completed Dossier Shipping Fee – $55.72
– CCCWA -WCP Waiting Child Service Fee – $125
– Adoption Agency’s 3rd Program Fee $1,950
– Post Adoption Deposit
$1,000
– BLAS Post Adoption Translate Dossier Fee
$360
– BothH Expense $125.00
– China Visa Fee $355
– Adoption Agencies Fedex Fee $35
– Required Orphanage Rearing Fee: $5,667
– There’s Always Hope {Visa & Courier Fees} $350
– Both Hands Project Letters $125.10
– Visa’s to enter China $355.00
– Fedex Mailing Fees $35.00
– In Country Hotels, In Country Airfare for 2 adults and 1 child $3.897.00

 

Total Spent to date 3/24/15:
$29,322.77

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**- In China Travel & Accommodations: Aprox. $3,500-$4,000
**- Adoption Registration & Notarization in China: Aprox: $400-$800
– Our Child’s Passport: $150
– Estimated food cost while in China: $700-800
– Child Physical & Photo: $150
– Child U.S. Entry Visa: $230
– Post Adoption Services & Fees Required by our Home study: $2,250
– Child’s Birth Certificate: ?

 

Total expenses in all: $29,322.77
Our latest goal: $0

 

 

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