China Cost

Application Fee
1st Installment of Program Fee
$1,200 - $2,500
Additional Home Study Documentation Prep. Fee (varies by process)
$0 - $100
Home Study Visit Travel Fees
(could include mileage, etc. based on current federal mileage rates)
$0 - $200
Adoptive Parent Training (2 adults)
$140 - $200
Documents/Background Checks/ Passports
(varies by state and number of states previously lived in)
$100 - $500
USCIS Fee & Update Fee + Fingerprinting••
Notarization, Certification & Authentication (varies by state)
$300 - $500
2nd Installment of Program Fee
Post Adoption Report Deposit
(collected at dossier submission; fully refundable if all post-adoption reports are returned on time)
Dossier Translation Fee
China Liaison Fee
Wait Time Dependent Cost
(All wait time dependent costs vary by length of process and state regulations)
    Home Study Re-Evaluation Fee and Related Travel Costs
$0 - $1,100
    Home Study Document Addendum Fee and Potential Related Travel Costs
$0 - $825
    Document Update/Background Check Update
$0 - $200
    USCIS Update Fee (if wait is over 36 months)
$0 - $830
3rd Installment of Program Fee
Referral Translation Fee
International Program Fee (1 child) •••
Post Adoption Administrative Fee
Post Adoption Visits (families working with AWAA for home study & post adoption, reports are pre-paid at referral acceptance stage)
$1050 - $1600
China Orphan Care Fee
(This fee will be used to provide on-going support and care for orphans in China through direct projects AWAA will be involved in through our Waiting Children Program and orphanage partnerships.)
Airfare (2 adults; prices will vary by season and location)
$2,400 - $4,400
(1 child; prices will vary by season, location and ticket - ie: lap pass or child seat)
$200 - $1,800
Visas (2 adults)
Visa Filing & Processing Fee for Adopted Child (per child)
In-Country Travel Package (2 adults) ••••
$4,200 - $6,500
Post Adoption Visit Travel Fees (paid at the time of visits)
$0 - $600
Post Adoption Translation Fee (per child)
Post Adoption Report Refund
(refunded in installments as, and only if, each report is returned on time)
Other Costs
(include doctor visits and related co-pays, social security card, passport cost, postage, long distance phone calls)
$100 - $1,000
$30,985 - $44,830
(highly recommended; state-dependent)
$300 - $1,000
Dossier Assistance Program (varies by level of service desired)
$150 - $1,200
Second Child Adoption Processing Fee

Fees are based on an average amount required. Fees may be subject to change without notice. All costs are estimated for the placement of one child. Please contact our office for estimates for multiple child placements.

•• An additional $720 USCIS filing fee per child is required for families adopting unrelated children.

••• Includes the following in-country expenses:
  • Orphanage Fee ($5,000-$5,500 paid in Chinese currency. Actual amount can be slightly higher or lower depending on the current exchange rate)
  • Child’s passport and U.S. visa, child’s medical exam, notarization of child’s paperwork, and adoption registration in China.

•••• Includes the following In-Country Expenses:
  • Travel Coordination and Processing
  • All Transportation (Ground and Air)
  • 5 and 4 star Hotels
  • Some Meals
  • Expert Guides
  • Tips for Guides and Bus Drivers

See our Financing Adoption page for resources to fund your adoption.

Last Updated 5/20/2024