Saturday, October 18, 2008

Where does the money go? And where can it come from?

Application fees: initial and formal.

Finger Printing 10.00 per person for up to two cards each

FBI processing

Training fee

Home Study Fee

Web Profile hosting and development fee

Medical fees

Final Placement fee

Legal Proceedings

Pass Through Costs: Costs incurred by the birth family that a judge allows them to ask reimbursement for from the agency, which then gets passed through to the adoptive family. Most of the time unless the child is in NICU for several days prior to official placement, this doesn't go higher than 3K, but it can be expensive.

I won't be posting the actual fees, but the average adoption in the US is 30k ish.

Today marks day 101. We should be hearing about our financial aid request through Shaohannah's Hope any day now. It would be nice to get a little grant!

To pray for today:

Chelsea and Sarah


Prayer Update:

My friend Leah's grandmother is doing much better and doesn't have a serious condition. Yay!!


Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

I've heard about how expensive it can be, hope you get the grant!

Kelley said...

Thank you!