CHINA ADOPTION COST BREAKDOWNAgency Application Fee $300
Program/Agency Fees $8,500-$9,000
Homestudy Fee $1,800
I800 fees $800
Vital Records necessary for homestudy/dossier $200
Airfare/In Country travel expenses $8,500-$9,500 for 2 people
Orphanage Donation $5,600
Truly, these are just the big picture items. This list is not an exhaustive or complete list. I'm forgetting the passport fees, gifts to take to the orphanage, the shipping fees for all the documents, medical exams, all the documents being notarized & overnighted, and a list of things I haven't even experienced for in country expenses! I have never met a family who has said "we have plenty of money so we are going to adopt." Almost every single story is a story of a family who is stepping out in faith and responding to a call put on their hearts. Every family is relying on God to work through His people to be part of His plan. And I have learned that when I am proud and think I can do everything on my own, I'm stealing God's glory and what He's doing at work in His people. I read a Corrie Ten Boom quote, "Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God." God is faithful. God is good. My God reigns.