Agape Adoptions is honored to advocate for the children of Bulgaria. Bulgaria is a beautiful, mountainous country located on the Black Sea. The country transitioned from a Communist government to a democracy in 1991. Bulgaria utilizes state-run orphanages, and all of the children Agape Adoptions works with live in these institutions. All adoptions from Bulgaria are completed in accordance with the Hague Convention on inter country adoption. More information can be found here.
Families must make two trips to complete their adoption. The first trip occurs 2-3 months after the dossier is sent to Bulgaria and requires about one week in country. Both parents must travel. The second trip is for U.S. processing and the visa process, lasting 7-10 days. Only one parent must travel on the second trip. There are 4-6 months between trips.
Total Agency Fees : $6000
Total Application, parent education, dossier and other paperwork processing fees: ~$1900
Total Immigration, DOS and IAAME fees: $1695 (based on two PAP’s)
Total Home Study ($1750) and Post Adoption fees ($375 per report): ~$5240 (additional mileage and travel fees may be incurred for families outside of 100 miles from main office, Spokane or Portland)
Home Study Review Fees (out of state families): $550
Total Estimated Travel fees (for two PAPs and one adopted child): ~$4,000-$6900 (per trip)
Total International Service Fee $ ~$6800-$9100 depending on fee reductions and exchange rate for Euros. Total Estimated In country fees for child’s adoption processing and Child’s visa fee: ~$525
Total estimated adoption expenses (plus cost of 2nd adoption trip) $25,460- $32,010
Detailed Fee Scheduled available upon request
*The children pictured on our website are not available for adoption/placement. Use of photos is granted with permission of the legal guardian/parent.