Fees

A Family in Bloom Adoption’s fees for adoption services are listed below. They are intended as a tool for an approximate estimate of fees.

There are two main variables to consider: Colorado versus non-Colorado adoptive families and Domestic versus International adoptions. Families living outside of Colorado need a home study agency, that works in tandem with A Family in Bloom Adoption for their home study, and other services in their state of residence. The second main factor is whether one is doing a Domestic or International adoption. Our agency has multiple programs for both domestic and international work and can tailor a program to a family’s particular adoption situation.

Using the chart that follows below, the basic formula for the main services will be:

For Colorado residents:
1. Application fee +
2. Home Study fee +
3a. Domestic Adoption Administration fee OR 3b. International Adoption Administration fee AND 3c. Hague Accreditation fee +
4. Post-Placement fees

For non-Colorado residents:
1. Application fee +
3a. Domestic Adoption Administration fee OR 3b. International Adoption Administration fee AND 3c. Hague Accreditation fee +
4. Post-Placement fees

1. Application Fee: $250
Consulting and Research fee – available for families with specialized or more in depth informational needs.
(Optional service)
$250
2. Home Study Fees and Colorado family case work:
Home Study for New Family: $3,000
Updated Home Study: $1,750
Addendum: $400
Training for Home Study:
(Paid to third party training agency)
$180-$225
per person

3a. Domestic Administrative Fees: (only one will apply)

Designated adoption with birth parents in Colorado: $8,000
Designated adoption with birth parents out of state: $5,000
Waiting child adoption with child in Colorado: $4,000
Waiting child adoption with child out of state: $4,500
Domestic infant adoption with agency match: $11,500
If applicable, partnership with out-of-state agency for core services: $2,500

3b. International Administrative Fees (only one will apply):

Colorado Family, Domestic Adoption International Adoption when Agency Acting as Domestic Provider:$250 per home visit and $250 per child report.

International Administrative Fees:
a. Agency Foreign Country Program Fee: $17,000-$23,000
b. Agency acting as Primary Provider,
dependent on the country and case factors
$4,000-$9,000
c. Interagency Fee when Agency acting as Domestic Provider: $2,500
3c. Hague Accreditation Fees: $500 Per Child and $700 Per Family
4. Post Placement:
International Adoption, Colorado or non-Resident Family, Agency as Primary Provider: $0 to $400 Per Report

There are additional program fees for the adoption of more than one child simultaneously, which are not double as much, but vary from 1.25 times to 1.5 times higher. These are hard to reflect in a chart because they vary dependent on the foreign country partner agency or attorney’s fees and program requirements. Post-placement fees also involve additional fees for multiple child adoptions.

This list does not include additional fees paid to third parties, which again will vary based on factors about the kind of adoption and requirements in one’s own state of residence. Here are some of the most common ones that can occur:

  • International adoptions will always involve fees to US Immigration and the US Embassy
  • All home studies involve different kinds of background clearances
  • Colorado has a mandatory third-party review of all interstate adoption cases and international home studies