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Financial Aid and Fee Schedule


Federal Adoption Tax Credit: This tax credit provides the adoptive parents with a $13,190 dollar for dollar credit per child for expenses paid to adopt. For incomes below $197,880 the entire credit can be taken. For incomes between $197,880-237,880 a partial credit can be taken.

State Adoption Tax Credit: Classified state employees are entitled to a State Adoption Employee Benefit allowing them to receive up to $3,000 per adoption.

Employer Adoption Assistance Benefit: Many employers have adoption expense programs available. Ask your employer about this benefit. A partial list can be found at

A Child Waits: A non-profit foundation offering 5 year low interest loans to families adopting internationally. One child loan amount $7,000, two children $10,000.

National Adoption Foundation: A revolving loan financing program is available for adoptive families. Call 203-791-3811 for an application.

Home Equity Loan: Interest is usually tax deductible.

MBNA: Gold Option Loans available for adoption. They are unsecured for up to $25,000. Call 1-888-500-6268

Nations Bank: Low interest loans for adoption 1-800-448-7061

First Union (D.C.): Low interest loans for adoption 1-888-314-5437

JVS Foundation: Offers grants amounting to $2,000 or more to families adopting. Call 1-877-905-2367

401K: Borrow against your 401K.

The National Adoption Loan Program: (

Wide Smile: (

Affording Adoptions: - a list of resources

Gift Money: Often family members will give loved ones adopting personal loans or a monetary gift to assist with adoption costs.

Shaohanna's Hope: grants to assist adoptive families

The ABBA Fund: No interest loans to Christian couples who are called by God to expand their family through adoption.

China Care: Grants to American families adoption special needs or older children from China

The Gift of Adoption Fund: Grants to qualified US citizens who have an approved home study. Average grants $2,000-$5,000.

I CARE: grants for adoption

Dave Thomas Foundation:

Military families: may receive up to $2,000 in financial assistance from the US Armed Forces.

Lifesong for Orphans: Offers matching grants and interest free loans

Chase Bank New Additions: or 1-866-345-7687

Fee Schedule

Domestic and International Services*

2015 Fee Policy Agreement

Domestic Home Studies
International Home Studies
Embryo Adoption Home Studies
Home Investigations for an Independent Adoption
Court Ordered Home Safety Inspections
Surrogate Parent Home Evaluations
Court Ordered Home Assessments
Post Adoption / Post Placement Reports
Court Reports for Finalization

Domestic Child Placement Services*

If Adoption Assistance is working with a birthmother and you are chosen to adopt her child.

*Fees are non-refundable and payable upon completion of reports.