FEE STRUCTURE FOR DOMESTIC ADOPTION (note changes - all changes effective January 1, 2012)
Non-refundable pre-application Fee: $50
To be paid before the commencement of the training program:
Non-refundable training program fee $750
To be submitted with application packet:
Non-refundable home study fee for first agency adoption $1,500
Non-refundable home study fee for second agency adoption $750
Non-refundable home study update fee $150
To be submitted at time of placement:
Placement fee $4,000 - $25,000 : Fee is calculated at 16% of adjusted gross income, within the range shown here
Post-Placement Visit fees: $150 per visit. First visit is required within 2-3 weeks after the date of placement. Thereafter, visits are required every 2 months until the time of finalization. The last visit must occur within 30 days of finalization.
To be submitted after placement, prior to finalization:
Court and attorney fees, approximate $1,500-$3,000
Other adoption related costs:
Court Appointed Curator fee, if appointed by judge - varies by parish, $525 in East Baton Rouge parish
Psychological evaluation fee, if determined necessary - variable
(last updated May 9, 2012)
A home study remains valid for two years from the initial date of approval. State regulations also require that a home study be updated by the agency one year after initial date of approval. Without a home study update, a new home study must be performed if placement does not occur within two years of the initial date of approval.
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