Families in this program will be entered jointly into the EVOLVE Infant Program and the National Infant Program. Participants already enrolled in one program may later enroll in the second program if space is available. At that time, only the difference in program fees will be charged.

Program Fees

DescriptionFee
Application$500
Adoption Study (MN Residents / WI Residents)
This fee may include costs associated with the following services: adoption training and education, assistance with state mandated paperwork, background checks, file checks, home visit, meetings with Social Worker, adoption study report preparation and review, state, federal and international licensing, administrative services and overhead, counseling and support, and communications and publications. 
$3,000 (MN residents) / $3,600 (WI residents)
Program$17,000 – 59,500
Dual Infant Program
Clients may use this option if space is available in EVOLVE’s infant program.  If you have paid EVOLVE or National Infant fee and are entering the Dual Infant Program, you will only be charged the difference.
*This non-refundable fee is due when your adoption study is complete.
$8,500
Pregnancy Services
**$2,500 of this fee is due at time of match and is non-refundable
**$6,000 of this fee is due at the time of child placement. It is refundable in the event of a failed placement. It becomes    
non-refundable once the legal risk period has ended.
$8,500
National Agency Services
*This fee is due as determined by the National Agency that is matching you to a child and that agency will determine if any portion of this fee is or is not refundable.
$30,000 – 51,000
Post Placement
This fee includes up to three home visits with a Social Worker after placement, establishing a permanent child file, filing the report to court, assistance with filing or finalizing the adoption, as well as assistance with adjustment and attachment after the placement.  It also covers tracking and processing of the required reports for each state/agency.
Additional fees that may apply:
·                    $  200 PER ADDITIONAL CHILD – In the case of more than one child being placed in the adoptive home at the same time, this one-time fee for each additional child will be assessed.  
·                    $  350 PER ADDITIONAL REPORT – This fee will be assessed for each additional visit and/or report beyond the three covered in the post placement/post adoption fee.  Wisconsin requires monthly post placement visits until the adoption is finalized.
*These fees are due at time of placement.
$1,800
Total Fees
*Additional costs may be incurred due to 3rd party expenses such as legal fees and birth parent living and medical expenses, in accordance with state statutes.  
Current fees will be charged at the time of service.
Fees are estimates only and are subject to change.
$22,300 – 65,400*

MISCELLANEOUS FEES

The following is a list of miscellaneous fees that may or may not apply to your process.

Out of Metro Fee  This fee is only applicable to clients living more than 75 miles (one way) from the EVOLVE office closest to your home.  Clients who live more than 150 round trip miles will incur a flat fee for each home visit,  as follows: Area 1: 151 to 200 round trip miles = $125.00 Area 2:  201 to 300 round trip miles = $180.00 Area 3:  301+ round trip miles = $250.00 The out of metro fee is required for each home visit during the adoption process.  This may include the initial adoption study visit, home visit to update the adoption study, if required, and post-placement home visit(s).  The mileage will be calculated based on Mapquest or similar routing calculator.      *This non-refundable fee is due prior to each home visit and is non-refundable after visit occurs.$           
Expedited Services  Special circumstances which require expedited adoption study service. Must be matched or have an identified child, with qualifying circumstances such as imminent birth/placement, health status of child, age of child that may impact adoptability, etc. Must be discussed with and approved by the Program Manager.  *This non-refundable fee is due with the application.$750
Adoption Study Update  – with visit  Adoption studies are valid for 12 months. A home visit is required annually as part of the adoption study update.  An adoption study must be updated annually until a child is placed in the client’s home and/or finalization has occurred in local court. This fee is also assessed when an in-person visit is required for a change of circumstance adoption study update (i.e. change of residence, program, addition of household members, new legal infractions such as arrest, child abuse, substance use or domestic violence, etc.). *This fee is due at the time of adoption study update and is non-refundable.$850
Adoption Study Update – without visitThis fee is assessed for clients in process who have experienced a change of circumstances that warrants an adoption study update (i.e. change of child characteristics and approval language, job change, for USCIS, etc.) for which an in-person visit is not required. *This fee is due at the time of adoption study update and is non-refundable.$550
Reactivation Fee – Adoption Study CompleteClients who discontinue their adoption process after completing an adoption study but before placement may choose to reactivate their adoption process within 12 month of file closing. This fee includes an adoption study update and administrative fees associated with reopening the file.  EVOLVE Program fees previously paid will be honored if reactivating within 12 months of file closing.  You will need to sign a new contract and understanding of current fees at time of reactivation. *This non-refundable fee is due at time of case reactivation.$850               
Reactivation Fee – Adoption Study NOT CompleteClients who discontinue their adoption prior to completing an adoption study must pay the adoption study fee that is in effect at the time of reactivation. You will need to sign a new contract and understanding of current fees at time of reactivation, however, the application fee will be waived if reapplying within 12 months of file closing. *This non-refundable fee is due at time of case reactivation.Refer to current adoption study fee
Bridge Care ServicesApplicable to domestic adoptions, if needed, Bridge Care is used prior to adoptive placement.  Includes administrative costs and care of the child.  Fee assessed per calendar day that a child is in Bridge Care.  *This non-refundable fee is due at time of adoptive placement when the birth parent has received services through our agency.$50 per day
Third Party ExpensesMay include, but are not limited, to the following: Birth/marriage/divorce/death certificates and records ($10-$200) Adam Walsh Background Clearances/Fingerprints ($120) per person Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, social service, police or other background checks ($5-$100) Retrieval of medical and psychological records ($25-$50) Physical exams (Additional evaluations may be needed if you have a history of medical/mental health issues) Local court filing fee to obtain US adoption decree and amended birth certificate ($400-$600) Wisconsin state adoption study/child referral review $75, and/or foreign adoption bond $100See list

How To Apply

Families will be required to complete an information session prior to applying to our adoption programs. The information session is the first step of the adoption process at EVOLVE Family Services. Within an information session you will learn more about and have an opportunity to ask questions about EVOLVE as a whole, EVOLVE’s adoption specific programs, an overview of the adoption process, what you can expect during and throughout the process, expectations of adoptive parents, trends in adoption, etc. An application will be provided to a family once an information session has been completed.