Why does Adoption Cost so much? A breakdown of where the money went.
· TOTAL ADOPTION COSTS: $26,000
transportation (taxis and trains)
Train travel to and from region.
2 trips. During the Winter Holiday.
Ukrainian Visa for child
Ukrainian Passport for child
Mandated Ukrainian medical for child
Facilitation fees (legal, translations, representation for court, etc)
Marriage Certificates, Birth Certificates
Shipping to USCIS
Austin trip for paperwork
Shipping of Docs stateside
Texas caps the cost at $100
Mandatory Online Training
Shipping Documents to Ukraine
Doctor's physical and labs
Our insurance would not cover this. Hopefully yours will. This includes lab work required specific for the country we adopted from
Love Offering to RR
As you see, it is a common misconception that you are paying for the child. Really you are paying for atrocious last minute plane tickets and ridiculous immigration fees.