Human Services Agency

What are the fees associated with adoption?

Fees are charged for non-special needs adoption based on a sliding scale approved through the Board of County Commissioners.  Fees for non-special needs adoption are split into two payments, one given pre-placement for completion of the home study, and the second for post placement supervision. 

Fees associated with special needs adoption are typically waived with the exception of attorney's fees, which are reimbursed up to $250.00.  Details on fees can be found within the Adoption Fees section of the website.

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