Lifeline Agency Fees:
Application – $300
This non-refundable fee is due at submission of your application. Once the application is accepted, then it will be processed by Lifeline to ensure you meet agency and country requirements. Acceptance of the application constitutes the beginning of the home study process.
Home Study – $2000 (in-network families only)
Lifeline Children’s Service Fee – $8000
Lifeline Children’s Service’s non-refundable fee is used to assist families in navigating the adoption process. Lifeline will act as a liaison between families and U.S. and in-country government officials. This fee includes, but is not limited to: agency operational costs, communication, print materials, staff training and involvement, overseas travel, maintaining a relationship with overseas Central Authorities, monitoring overseas foreign providers and ensuring that Lifeline is in compliance with all Hague standards.
Orphan Care – $250
This non-refundable fee goes toward (un)adopted, Lifeline’s orphan care ministry. This fee will be paid twice when adopting twins.
Administration Fee – $1000
The non-refundable administrative fee covers all administrative overhead for your adoption process.
Post Adoption/Placement Services – $2000 (in-network) $1000 (out-of-network)
Lifeline recognizes while adoption is a good and beautiful thing, it is also filled with many struggles and challenges. Lifeline desires to care for our families in ways that go above and beyond the typical adoption journey. We have developed a team of licensed social workers, therapists and counselors who will walk alongside your family for a lifetime as you navigate the joys and challenges that adoption brings. Once you have become a part of the Lifeline family, support services are available to your family even after the submission of your final post-adoption/placement report. For in-state families, Post Adoption/Placement Services fee includes the post visits and reports.
There are additional fees for professional counseling, therapy or consultation, which are available in limited service areas on a contractual basis.
Post Adoption/Placement Management – $1000
Lifeline’s non-refundable Post Adoption Management fee covers administrative overhead provided by our Post Adoption Team.
Out-of-Pocket Pre-Placement Fees – $13,549-$13,799
This fee includes document preparation during the home study process and the preparation of your dossier. This include: CIS Application, finger prints, PAP’s passports, education, shipping fees to Lifeline, medicals, document authentication and USCIS updates.
Out-of-Pocket In-Country Fees – $75
This fee includes: legal fees, Costa Rican liaison fee, medical exam, birth certification, visa, and judicial administrative fees.
Out-of-Pocket Post-Adoption Fees – $530
Fees to be paid after the family’s return home with child. Fees vary based on states.
Travel Expenses – $13,000
All travel expenses are estimates and can vary based on the time of travel, preferences and number of individuals traveling. These fees include, but are not limited to, hotel accommodations, guide service, transportation, international flights and meals.