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.

For more information on Monitoring and Oversight fees, please visit the Department of State website here and here.

Adoption Finance Coaching

Spence-Chapin has partnered with the experts at Your Adoption Finance Coach to provide our families with access to experts, tools and content that can take the worry out of financing your adoption. Finance coaching is available to families once an application has been received and approved for one of our adoption programs.