International Adoption Fees
On February 1, 2018, the US Department of State and the Accrediting Entity, Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity (“IAAME”), implemented a new fee structure applicable to all Adoption Service Providers (US Adoption Agencies.) This $500.00 “Monitoring and Oversight” fee will apply to all international adoption cases. IAAME will collect the $500.00 fee from Spence-Chapin for each application accepted and approved by Spence-Chapin and will require regular and ongoing reporting on all cases. As such, clients will be required to pay the $500.00 as described above in addition to all other program fees. The Monitoring and Oversight fee is a one-time, mandatory fee for all approved clients and it is non-refundable. This fee applies to all clients applying to our South Africa, Colombia, Colombia Heritage, or Bulgaria program, whether local or networking.
IAAME is also requiring an additional $500.00 payment per child if and when a client family accepts a referral of more than one child. In its efforts to remain child-focused and reduce barriers to international adoption, Spence-Chapin is committed to absorbing the cost of any additional “per child” cost after the initial monitoring fee has been paid.