Adoption Advocates charges a comprehensive fee for placement of a child in your home. 

Payment schedules & covered services are described as follows:

$9,500.00 DEPOSIT (credited toward total agency fee)

* Total of $9,500.00 due within ten days of receipt of letter of application acceptance.

$1,000.00 MONTHLY PAYMENT TOWARD AGENCY FEE THEREAFTER

* Balance due on the day of placement.

TOTAL AGENCY FEE $38,500.00

 

Services Covered Under the Comprehensive Fee

•    Adoptive parent training
•    Assistance in preparing profile and Dear Birthmother letter
•    Receipt and review of all required documents and homestudy
•    Phone and mail and fax charges
•    Birth parent counseling
•    Birth parent maternity expenses – rent, groceries, utilities, clothing, transportation
•    Medical expenses for both mother and baby up to $9,000.00
•    Termination of Birth parents’ rights – attorney’s fees and court costs
•    Staff travel – transportation, meals and hotel if required
•    Advertising throughout Texas of services for birth parents
•    24 hour a day intake and screening of birth parents
•    Assessment and monitoring of Birth parent’s needs and concerns
•    Liaison with birth parent’s doctor and hospital social worker; and facilitation of the hospital experience
•    Facilitating relinquishment and placement, ICPC documents if appropriate
•    Foster care if necessary up to ten days
•    Legal Finalization of Adoption

 

Expenses NOT covered under the agency fee

•    Home Study and post placement supervision
•    DNA testing when required
•    Mother’s and Baby’s medical in excess of $9,000.00
•    Adoptive parent travel
•    Legal costs associated with contested terminations

THERE IS NO FINANCIAL LIABILITY FOR THE SERVICES COVERED UNDER THE COMPREHENSIVE FEE, OTHER THAN PRE-PAID MEDICAL, IF THE BIRTH MOTHER YOU ARE MATCHED WITH CHOOSES TO PARENT.