Our Family

Our Family

Monday, February 22, 2016

Meeting for the First Time...GOTCHA DAY

 Ted is in Guangzhou, China. The Long awaited ( 7 months!!!) day is here. We finally meet our boys. Well, Ted does anyway. I will have to wait until March 5th, when we all pick them up at the airport.

 This is after they all get back to the hotel later in the day...taking  pictures, as promised! I would SO love to be there to experience it all...but I am needed at home.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Final Lap...What it takes to bring the boys home.

Here is an Update on our Adoption Costs. We show what has been paid, and what needs to be paid in the next 10 days, before Ted travels to China to bring home Gabe and Zach.

$100 Placing Agency Application Fees
$200 Home study Agency Application Fees
$440 State Background Checks
$90 FBI Fingerprint checks
$60 Birth Certificates( Ted and I)
$30 Marriage Certificate
$1300 Home study Payment part 1
$90 Required Adoption Courses Online for Certification.
$75 Required Adoption Orientation Course
$72 Passport Photos (6 sets required for Ted & I)
$342 Passports
$720 I-800 Immigration Fees
$720 I-800 Immigration Fee 2nd Child
$425 Homeland Security Fingerprinting
$1000 Placing Agency Fees Part 1
$49.73 Dossier photos and Photo books sent to the boys in China.
$139.20+ Postage so far
$1300 Home Study Fees Part 2
$1500 China Dossier Fee
$300 Home study Rush Fee
$500...Homestudy Review /Agape
$225...Chinese Entry Visa Fee
$650...Child's Hague Visa Fee
$385...2nd Child Visa Fee
$3316.38....Airfare for Ted and both boys

***$13,644.31 Is the Total Paid so far

This is what is left to pay before we can bring Gabe and Zach home:
$2000...Agape Agency Fee Part 2
$2100 ...CCCWA Translation and Approval Fee
$1100...CCCWA Translation Fee 2nd Child

$2000...Agape Agency Fees Part 3
$1500...Fees 2nd Child
$2000...Post Placement Translation and submittal Fee.

$8200 ......In Country Fees:
Orphanage Donation Fee
Boys Passports x2
Civil Affairs
Notary Fee
Medical Exams x2
Childs US Visa Fees
Guide Service Fee: $1000 (Guangzhou and Beijing)
Hotel in GZ: $1600
Hotel in Beijing: $300
Transportation/driver: $500
Food/Souvenirs/tipping: $2000
$350.......Chinese Adoption
$650 Registration Fees
$25,365 Left to Pay before they can come home

Then there are Post Placement Homestudy Fees after they are home

Grand Total $41,009.31 to give 2 boys from China a Family and Home.