Application fee: $250
IAAME fee: $500 per child
Home study review fee: $850
Agency fee: $8,500
Program fee: $7,300
Case Management fee: $7,600
Foreign fee: 8,000 Euro
Translation and Legalization: $3,000
Post-adoption report processing: $300 per report
Travel costs are additional, we’ll address those below.
As a Hague Accredited Adoption Service Provider, and following our Commitment to Transparency, World Links is disclosing in writing the following categories of fees and estimated expenses:
Home study review fee.
If we did your homestudy, then this fee does not apply to you. We know it’s good.
This is a fee for reviewing your home study prepared by another agency. We’ll make sure it’s up to standards and reflects everything it needs to have, we’ll coordinate with your agency if there is anything missing and make sure it’s there.
Home study preparation fee is charged by your home study agency.
Paid to the agency for services rendered.
Foreign country program fee.
That’s the international adoption program fee.
Expenses incurred in care for the child.
Generally does not apply, unless you’ll decide to make special arrangements with the Bulgarian side.
Translation and document expenses.
There is no separate translation fee.
Contributions to child welfare services in the child’s country of origin.
You are not required to make any contributions to child welfare programs, to orphanages or other institutions.
Third party fees:
This is the aggregate of the outlined above Foreign fee: 8,000 Euro
Escort: 50Euro per day.
Visa photo for the child: 20 Euro
Additional expenses in the United States.
Apostillization of your documents, depending on the State, ranges from free to $25 per document.
USCIS approval is $775, plus $85 per every household member over the age of 18 for fingerprinting.
FBI clearances cost $18 per every household member over the age of 18.
State Criminal Clearance is charged by your state and depends on your state.
Sexual Abuse Clearances is charged by your state and is state specific.
Medical Exam cost depends on your doctor and your insurance.
You don’t need a visa to Bulgaria, so there is no fee for that.
Child’s immigration visa is issued by the US Embassy and they charges $270 per visa.
Child’s medical exam by a US Embassy approved clinic costs about $160 per exam.
Travel and accommodations
The following estimates are based on an average amounts and common travel preferences.
Airfare to Bulgaria is approximately $900 round trip per person.
Accommodations in Bulgaria are about $100 per night for the apartment.
Now, a little more Q&A:
When are the fees charged?
Fees are charged upon services being rendered. In the Fee Schedule above we’ve indicated the specific points, such as “with Signed Adoption Services Agreement” or “at Dossier submission”. There won’t be any surprises.
How are the fees paid?
As indicated in the schedule – you can send us a check, or pay with a card, or money order. If there are any exceptions to that – they are noted in the schedule above.
Can any of the fees be waived?
No. Our programs are streamlined and run lean as it is. We don’t charge you anything in excess, so we can’t waive anything either.
Can any of the fees be reduced?
Yes. If you already had an adoption with us and we have a recent working knowledge of your case – your Agency fee will be reduced. Also, if you are adopting a special needs child, your Foreign Fee reduction will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
What if I stop my process, are there refunds?
Yes, our refund policy details when and how money are refunded.
That’s about it.
If the associated fees change, we will try to update our website as quickly as possible.
Fee schedule is broken down into multiple small parts. Your caseworker will discuss those with you in detail, and everything is detailed in writing in your Master Agreement.
If you have any questions, you can always ask us via our contact from, or call 1-855-899-1408.
If you feel like taking another glance at the program, you can always jump back to the Q&A section.
Bulgarian Adoption Program Sections