Interstate Adoption Fee Schedule

Thank you for considering Our Children’s Homestead as your Adoption Service Provider.  In order to meet the costs associated with your adoption, Our Children’s Homestead administers the following applicable fees to assist you in your quest to adopt.  If you have any questions regarding this fee schedule, please feel free to contact your Adoption Coordinator who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Interstate Adoption Fee Schedule
 

Service Provided

Service Details When Fee is Assessed Amount
Registration Fee Registration fees are required for all interstate adoptions.  This fee covers review and verification of all initial documentation submitted to the Adoption services team, the establishment of an Adoptive Family Case Record, and the preparation and processing of all Adoption-related matters. This fee is due after you complete IL DCFS PRIDE Training. $250.00
Home Study
Fee

A home study is to prepare your family for the adoption process and assess whether your family can provide a safe, nurturing environment for a child.  The home study process consists of a minimum of three in-home visits by an Adoption Coordinator.  These visits will include discussions surrounding your motivation to adopt, full family social history for adoptive mother (if applicable) and adoptive father (if applicable), interviews of all children currently residing in the home, physical and mental health status, martial and/or significant relationship status, review of matching tool completed during the foster home licensing process, views on parenting, experience with children, attitude of family and friends being supportive of adoption, financial information, type of child preferred, community and housing status and child-specific trainings (after child is identified)

Home Studies are required to be updated annually by IL DCFS Adoption standards.  After a period of a year if a match does not occur, a fee will be assessed (20% of the Initial Home Study Fee) to provide an update of the home study.  An updated Home Study will ensure the uninterrupted continuation of your adoption process.

Prior to Initial Home Visit by the Adoption Coordinator  $1,875.00

Program Fees

(These fees can be conveniently scheduled for your budget with a payment agreement).
Please ask your Adoption Coordinator for assistance

 

Pre-Adoption Counseling & Matching Services Fee Pre-Adoptive Counseling & Matching assistance is conducted by your Adoption Coordinator to ensure your family is prepared for the various educational, emotional, financial, social and familial matters that may arise during and after your adoption process has been completed.

After
homestudy
is
completed

$1,542.00
Pre-Placement Transition Counseling Fee

Pre-Placement Transition Counseling is also conducted by your Adoption Coordinator and occurs after child is matched with your family.  When contacts and transitional visits are conducted with your family, visit coordination and monitoring services are provided.  In addition, the Adoption Coordinator will assist your family in identifying and locating any services that may be needed once the identified child is permanently moved to your home.

After
homestudy
is
completed
$1,542.00
Placement Monitoring Fee

Placement Monitoring begins immediately after a child is placed in your home prior to the adoption being finalized.  Illinois DFCS requires a child to be placed in your home at least 6 months prior to finalizing an adoption to ensure the home is a suitable placement for the child.  Monthly in-home visits (at a minimum) will be conducted in addition to counseling services based on your family’s needs.

After
homestudy
is
completed
$1,541.00


Total Costs to Family $6,750.00