Introduction to Adoption
Information Meetings – No Charge
Adoption Options will hold a free information meeting at our Providence office on the third Thursday of the month from 6-7 pm. An RSVP for the meeting is required. If we do not receive enough RSVP’s, the meeting will not be held. Please note, you can always request a free private information session
Adoption Information and Consultation Session – No Charge
One-time, in-person adoption information and consultation meeting is offered to individuals and couples interested in learning more about the adoption process
The Adoption Process
Phase One: Application and The Home Study
Application Fee- $200
Payment Due: This fee is due when the home study application is submitted. The fee covers administrative tasks and is non-refundable.
Domestic Home Study Fee – $2,300*
International Home Study Fee – $2,500*
Payment Due: This fee is due at least one week prior to your first scheduled meeting or you can send one check combining the application and home study fee.
This fee covers the collection of all required documents, interviews, home visits, the gathering of collateral information and service planning. Individuals and families will receive unlimited, notarized copies of their home studies as required. Home studies are valid for 12 months.
Phase Two: Adoption Coordination
Adoption Coordination Fee- $1700
Payment Due: This fee is due when the home study is completed by Adoption Options and sent to the outside placement resources (Agency, Facilitator, Attorney, etc.).
The staff at Adoption Options will then begin to coordinate all necessary connections with other professionals and will assist the prospective adoptive family to navigate the next phase of the adoption journey. The Adoption Coordination Fee includes all verbal and written communication/documentation to an agency, facilitator, attorney, etc. The fee also includes continued support to the prospective adoptive family, consultations about birth parent matches, communication and documents related to the Interstate Compact for Children (ICPC), and unlimited home study addendums (needed when a family has a major change in life circumstances) and home study updates. (needed annually to keep the original home study current)
Phase Three: Post Placement Services
Fee Per Visit/Report: $450
Post Placement Supervision is required after a child is placed with a family. Requirements differ from state to state, as well as for international adoption. The required number of post-placement reports ranges from 2-6, with an average of 3 post-placement visits/reports. Information regarding the child(ren) is gathered from a home visit by an Adoption Options social worker, who writes a report which adheres to all state and if applicable, international requirements. If multiple post-placement reports are required, the total fee must be paid in full prior to the first visit.
Update for Home Study from Another Agency – $1,500
Update for Subsequent Adoption (This pertains to a Home Study that is completed by Adoption options) – $1,500
If you have any questions about fees, please discuss them with your adoption social worker or the Director of Clinical and Community Services.
Printable Pdf: Adoption Fee Sheet 2020
* NOTE: Home study and post-placement supervision fees include up to 50 miles of travel from the nearest Adoption Options office. An additional fee will be assessed for travel outside the 50-mile radius.