Pre-Arranged / Identified Program
As always, a birth mother does not pay any fees at all. All of the fees are paid for by the adoptive family. There are two fee structures, one for adoptive parent(s) that live in Ohio, and one for adoptive parent(s) that live in any state other than Ohio.
|DESCRIPTION||IN OHIO||OUT OF OHIO|
|Fees needed before starting the process include the following: Administrative Processing, Homestudy or Homestudy Review fees|
|Homestudy – All families must have or obtain an approved homestudy from their home state. We provide homestudies for Ohio residents only.||$1,500||N/A|
|Homestudy Review – For families with an approved homestudy||$200||$200|
|Fees due at time of placement include the following: Placement, Baby Medicaid Application, ICPC, Post-Placment Visit, Out-of-State Finalization, Medical Records, Medical Deposit and Living Expense Deposit|
|Baby Medicaid Application||$500||$500|
|ICPC – This is the Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children and required when a family adopts across state lines.||N/A||$600|
|Post-Placement Visit||$1,000||Facilitated by HS Agency|
|Medical Deposit – Fee based on expectant mother’s current situation||Varies||Varies|
|Living Expense Deposit||$3,000||$3,000|
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LSW-Certified Adoption Assessor
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