India Adoption Cost

How Much Does It Cost to Adopt a Child From India?

The total cost breakdown below includes all aspects of the adoption process from India—from application fee at the beginning, to post-adoption visit travel fees.  America World wants to be sure you know what your true India adoption costs are likely to be from the beginning, with no surprises or hidden fees. Although our to cost breakdown may appear to be higher than some others, we provide an all-inclusive breakdown including home study costs and all travel costs (all airfare, hotel, visas, passports, etc.) and want to answer the question all adoptive parents have, "How much does it cost to adopt a child from India?". If you have questions, please contact us at or 800-429-3369.

India Adoption Fees Breakdown:

Application Fee $295
IAAME Monitoring & Oversight Fee (State Department) $500
1st Installment of Program Fee $2,800
Home Study (varies by state) $1,200 - $2,600
Home Study Visit Travel Fees
(these fees, if any, are assessed by home study agency)
$0 - $200
Adoptive Parent Hague Training (2 adults) $140 - $200
Documents/Background Checks/Misc (Varies by state and number of states previously lived in.) $100 - $1,000
USCIS Application + Fingerprinting Fees (2 adults) $945
Notarization & Apostille (varies by state) $150 - $250
2nd Installment of Program Fee $2,800
Post-Adoption Deposit (Fully refundable if all post-adoption reports are submitted on time.) $2,000
Adopting An Older Child - Online Training (2 adults; required for families adopting children age four and older) $70
Dossier Service Fee $1,075
1st Installment of International Program Fee $5,000
3rd Installment of Program Fee $2,800
International Adoption Specialist Consultation $100 - $400
Post Adoption Administration Fee ($950 for each additional child) $1,850
Bond Fees (dependent on region) $1,200
2nd Installment of International Program Fee (1 child) $5,000
Airfare (2 adults; prices vary by season of travel and departure location) $2,500 - $4,500
Visa (2 adults) $152
In-Country Travel Package (2 adults; varies by season and location of travel) *** $500 - $2,000
Airfare (1 child; prices will vary by season, location, and ticket type [lap pass or child seat]) $250 - $1,000
Visa/Embassy Fee $325
In-Country Fees (2 adults; paid by families to vendors in India) ** $2,200 - $4,000
Delhi Adoption Guide $350 - $450
Post-Adoption Report Prepayments (Varies by state; cost determined by home study agency.) $800 - $1,600
Post-Adoption Visit Travel Fees (These fees, if any, are determined by home study agency.) $0 - $400
Post-Adoption Report Refund
(Refunded in installments if, and only if, each report is submitted on time.)
Re-adoption (Process and cost varies by state.) $300 - $1,200
TOTAL •                                                                                                                                                           $32,007 - $43,037

How to Reduce or Eliminate Your Total Adoption Cost

Perhaps the #1 reason why families who are called to adopt don't do so is the cost. While it may seem prohibitive, America World families have seen their total out-of-pocket adoption costs reduced greatly through adoption grants, the Federal Adoption Tax Credit, employee adoption benefits, fundraisers, and more.

Be sure to visit our Financing Adoption page to learn how to reduce or eliminate your adoption expenses!

NOTE:  Fees listed above in italics are paid to a third party; all other fees are paid to AWAA

 Fees are based on an average amount required. Fees may be subject to change without notice.

•• Includes the following expenses:

  • Hotel accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some meals
  • In-country guide services
  • Processing fees
  • Hotel in child’s state
  • Hotel in Delhi
  • Ground transportation
  • Adopted child’s medical appointment

••• Includes the following expenses:

  • Adoption guide services in the child’s state
  • Adoption guide’s transportation to and from the child’s state
  • Adoption guide’s hotel in the child’s state
  • America World coordination and processing fee