Home Study Service Fees

Home Study Fees

Home Study Fees for Domestic Infant and International

Home Study Schedule for Domestic Infant and International Adoptions (AdoptionWorks Clients please see below):

  1. International Application Fee- Due at time of application approval- $750
  2. Domestic Application Fee- Due at time of application approval- $550
  3. Administrative Fee – Due at time of application approval- $100
    • This fee includes:
      • Phone calls to placement professionals in regards to clarification and eligibility requirements
      • One set of home study documents sent to placement agency/attorney
      • Tracking of clearances and Home Study approval
      • Travel within 50 miles of nearest Adoptions Together office
  4. Domestic Home Study Fee- Due at time of submission of home study documents- $1,150
  5. International Home Study Fee- Due at time of submission of home study
    documents- $1,400

*Please note that Home study fees do include travel, unless you live more than 50 miles from the nearest office

Annual Home Study Updates

  1. Maryland and DC clients- Due at submission of home study update documents- $750
  2. Virginia Clients (includes 90 day monitoring per VA regulations)- Due at submission of home study update documents- $775
  3. 6 Month Monitoring Home Visit for Domestic Infant Program Clients (VA ONLY)- Due at time of visit – $200

Home Study Addendum & Specific Reports

  1. Addendum Visit/Report- Due when agency is notified of change in the home- one visit by social worker to modify current home study- $200
  2. Addendum No Visit/Report – to modify current home study – $50 – $100
  3. International Child Specific Report- $125

Home Study Conversion

  1. Domestic Home Study Conversion- Conversion or Update of a home study from another agency- Due in 3 payments (see below) $1,500
    • Application Fee- Due at time of application approval- $550
    • Administrative Fee – Due at time of application approval (See above for description)- $100
    • Balance Due (Due at submission of home study documents)- $850
  2. International Home Study Conversion- Conversion or Update of a home study from Due in 3 payments (see below) $1,700
    • Application Fee- Due at time of application approval- $750
    • Administrative Fee – Due at time of application approval (See above for description)- $100
    • Balance Due – Due at submission of home study documents- $850
  3. Domestic to International Conversion- (only with an Adoptions Together Home Study)- 1 visit or conversation with social worker is required- $450

Expedited Fees

  1. Expedited Home Study- Due with application.
    Permitted only when a specific child has been identified for adoption and placement is imminent, or with the approval of Adoptions Together Assessment Program Director

    1. Domestic Expedited Home Study- $2,900 (includes administrative fee)
    2. International Expedited Home Study- $3,300 (includes administrative fee)
  2. Expedited Home Study Update- To be determined on a case by case basis
  3. Expedited Post Placement- $450 per report

Subsequent Home Study (if you previously adopted a child with an Adoptions Together home study)

  1. Maryland and DC clients – Within 5 years of previous home study-
    1. Domestic and AdoptionWorks Application Fee- Due at time of application approval- $550
    2. International Application Fee- Due at time of application approval- $750
    3. Administrative Fee – Due at time of application approval- $100
    4. This fee includes:

      1. Phone calls to placement professionals in regards to clarification and eligibility requirements
      2. One set of home study documents sent to placement agency/attorney
      3. Tracking of clearances and Home Study approval
      4. Travel within 50 miles of nearest Adoptions Together office
    5. Home Study Fee- Due at submission of home study documents- $700
    6. More than 5 years since previous home study- To be determined
  2. Virginia Clients – Within 3 years of previous home study-
    1. Domestic and AdoptionWorks Application Fee- Due at time of application approval- $550
    2. International Application Fee- Due at time of application approval- $750
    3. Administrative Fee – Due at time of application approval- $100
    4. This fee includes:

      1. Phone calls to placement professionals in regards to clarification and eligibility requirements
      2. One set of home study documents sent to placement agency/attorney
      3. Tracking of clearances and Home Study approval
      4. Travel within 50 miles of nearest Adoptions Together office
    5. Home Study Fee- Due at submission of home study documents- $700
    6. More than 3 years since previous home study- To be determined

AdoptionWorks Home Study & Post Placement Fees:

AdoptionWorks:

  1. Application Fee- Due at time of application approval- $550
    • Administrative Fee – Due at time of application approval- $100
      This fee includes:
      • Tracking of clearances and Home Study approval
      • Travel within 50 miles of nearest Adoptions Together office
  2. Home Study Fee- Due at time of submission of home study documents- $1,150
  3. Annual Home Study Update- Due at submission of home study update documents – $750
  4. Subsequent Home Study:
    1. Application Fee- Due at time of application approval- $550
    2. Home Study Fee- Due at submission of home study documents- $700
  5. Additional Fees for Post Placement Supervision – These fees begin six months after placement and continue until the adoption is finalized – $350 per monthly report
  6. Post Placement Supervision for additional Child- during the same visit- $75
  7. Child Specific Addendum- Due at the completion of child matched form $125

Post Placement Fees Domestic Infant and International:

Post Placement Services: Due at or before placement

  1. Domestic Post Placements- Due before placement, includes required 3 post placement visits/reports- $1,050
  2. International Post Placements- Due at the completion of home study. Number of visits is based on the requirements of the country from which the child is adopted- $350 for each report/visit
    • 1 Post Placement payment is required at the time of Home Study finalization
  3. Additional Post Placement Visit/Report- if more than three are required- $350
  4. Post Placement Supervision for Additional Child- during the same visit- $150
  5. Post Placement Supervisory Telephone Conference NO report- $50
  6. Post Placement Supervisory Telephone Conference with Report- $150
  7. Expedited Post Placement (if due to agency within 2 weeks of the home visit)- $450 per report

Virginia Parental Placement Services for Private Adopters (Home Study previously completed)

  1. Simultaneous Meeting- Licensed social worker facilitation of joint meeting with birthmother and adoptive parents- $550
  2. Court Mandated Parental Placement Home Study- $400
  3. Counseling for Birth Parents-
    1. Three Counseling Sessions- $300
    2. Four or more sessions (per session)- $85
  4. Post Placement and Finalization-
    1. Three post placement reports- $1,050
    2. Report of Visitation- $550
  • Mileage- $25 per hour and .50 a mile

Finalization Services Fees:

District of Columbia Finalization: Due when adoption petition is submitted

  • District of Columbia Finalization Interim Court Report Fee- $300
  • District of Columbia Finalization Final Court Report Fee- $500

Virginia Finalization: Due when adoption petition is filed

  • Virginia Court Finalization report- $550 (+$250 for each additional child)
  • Virginia Court Finalization Report- $550 (+$250 for each additional child)

Miscellaneous Finalization Services:

  • Notary finalization of adoption for locations such as Florida, or any other state that offers this finalization service – $50
  • Notary finalization of adoption- $50

*For locations such as Florida, or any other state that offers this finalization service

Administrative Fees:

  1. Home Study Paper Document Packet (if requested instead of using online database)- $100
  2. Certification of documents at Baltimore County Circuit Court and/or Annapolis Secretary of State- To be determined
  3. Consultation Regarding Identified Child- $100-$250
  4. Home Study Restart Fee (if documents are not completed within 9 months of application)- $200
  5. Mileage Fee- $.50 for each mile traveled roundtrip if the home is more than 50 miles from the nearest office of the agency. One visit in the home is required for the home study. If more visits are completed in the home, an additional travel fee is due per visit.
  6. Home Study Plus Document Preparation Fee- $75
  7. Processing Refunds- $100
  8. Returned Check Fee- $35

Additional Fees That Apply to the Home Study Process

Training Fee’s

  1. The home study fee does not include the training fees. Based upon the age of the child(ren) you are adopting and the country you are adopting from, the training requirements and fees vary. Please see the website for the full listing of trainings offered by Adoptions Together
  2. Documentation
    1. Fingerprints- Varies ($50-$70 per person)
    2. CPS- Varies depending on jurisdiction
    3. Out of State Police- Varies depending on jurisdiction
    4. Sanitary and Fire Inspection- Varies depending on jurisdiction
    5. Driving record- ($15-$20)
    6. Physicians forms- Depending on your doctors’ fees