Adoption from Guatemala: Costs and Fees
Special Note: Currently the U.S. is Not Processing Guatemalan Adoptions
The average cost to adopt a child from Guatemala is between $25,000 and $38,000.
Estimated cost will range from approximately $25,000 to $38,000. Your total expenses will include your registration, application, and Home Study fees. Additionally, there may be a home study review fee as well as a Program fee, Agency Service fee, Dossier fees for notarization, authentication, and certification of documents, INS fees, state criminal, child abuse, and FBI clearances, Guatemala governmental fees, post placement fees, and travel fees.
The total fee will vary depending on the agency you deal with to complete your adoption. Make sure when you are comparing agency costs that the services provided are comparable. Additionally, make sure to verify with the Agency's licensing authority that they are a non-profit agency and are in good standing.