What It takes

Assigned Reading

  • The connected child
  • Adoption parenting.

Paperwork

  • Application for adoption (approx 13 pages) which included family history, detailed household budget and financial status, as well as a doctrinal statement and questionnaire (Lifeline specific)
  • Adoption agency contract (approx 10 pages)
  • Home study paperwork-  Copies of Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Passport, Drivers license, 3 Years tax returns. Demographic information, 2 Questionaires, Autobiographies, CPS background clearance requests for each state you’ve lived in, 3 References, State Patrol background clearance request, FBI report (finger print background check), Medical clearance, Financial statement, Guardianship designation, Employment verification.

Financial Layout

  • Adoption application fee: $250 (Lifeline specific)
  • Lifeline agency fee: $3,978.62
  • Adoption application fee: $250 (Across the World Adoptions specific)
  • ATWA agency fee: $2625.00
  • Babyproofing: $45
  • Home improvments $500
  • Home Study$1800 ($1500 + $300 for traveling expensess)
  • Home Study addendum: $200
  • FBI fingerprints $41
  • CPS background checks $45
  • Passport $300

Total to Date: $11,746.62

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