Infant Adoption Fees

$500 Application Fee
(To be paid upon submission application to CHS. This fee is non-refundable.)
$1,000 Home Study Fee
($500 to be paid after first joint interview and $500 at the home visit interview.)
$500 Home Study Updates
(The fee includes: situations where there is a change of home address or need to update home study due to Virginia or other state agency requirements. To be paid at first interview.)
$1,000 Update of Home Study Previously Completed by CHS
(The fee includes: updating CHS home study done within 24 months of receiving a final order of adoption. $500 to be paid upon submission of application to CHS and $500 at the first visit.)
15% of Gross Income Agency Placement Fee
(Minimum income of $60,000 and minimum placement fee of $11,250. 50% of the fee is to be paid at the time child is placed in your adoptive home except in situations that are foster to adopt; the remaining 50% is paid monthly over next 6 months. Total fee will be calculated at the time of placement and will be based on your most recent gross income.)
$2,000 Parental Placement Fee (Defined as when: when birth parent chooses an approved CHS adoptive family for a parental placement)
(The fee includes: initial meeting, coordination/counseling, simultaneous meeting,
collaboration with attorneys, condition of the child visits, court report for consent hearing, case management and support services. To be paid at the time the child is placed in your adoptive home.)
$900 Designated Placement Fee (Defined as: when family comes with an identified birth
parent who is planning to place with the family or the birth parent has already placed the child with the family
)
(The fee includes: simultaneous meeting upon request, collaboration with attorneys, condition of the child visit, court report for the consent hearing case management and support services. To be paid when report of home study has been completed and approved.)
$325 Post-Placement Supervisory Visit
(To be paid after visit is completed.)
$1,500 Interstate Compact Fee
(The fee includes: submitting the home study and any additional documents to the sending state, collaboration with out-of-state attorney as well as Virginia attorney if needed, collaboration with Interstate Compact Unit, supervisory reports sent to Interstate Compact Unit and out-of-state agency, case management and support services. To be paid when family returns to Virginia with child.)
$250 Court Report and Supporting Documents to Finalize Adoption
(The fee includes: preparation of court report and supporting documents. To be paid
prior to submitting report recommending finalization of adoption.)
$60/hr. Court Appearance Fee
(The fee includes: when client requests that the social worker appear in court or if the
social worker is required by attorneys to be in court and/or subpoenaed to appear in court. To be paid after court appearance.)
$100/hr. Birth Parent Counseling
(The fee includes: birth parent counseling services outside of the counseling included in placement fee services. Also included is a written summary of services delivered. To be paid prior to releasing the documentation to customer’s attorney.)

Fees as of August 2015. Fees are non-refundable and subject to change.

Download the CHS Infant Adoption Fee Terms and signature page here.