We charge a $750 Application fee and a $750 home visit fee, making our total Adoption Home Study fee commitment $1,500. We are able to cover the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Austin/San Antonio, West Texas/Lubbock, Amarillo, El Paso and Houston areas. We have social workers who will travel to other areas of the state, as well. Travel fees may be assessed for certain areas and will be quoted on a case-by-case basis.
Per Texas law and licensing standards, if you do not have a placement within 12 months of completing the Adoption Home Study, you will need an Adoption Home Study Update. At that time, you do not complete a new Application. You only pay $400 for a Home Study Update (and any applicable travel fees, since this requires a new home visit and interviews) and update some of the paperwork, such as references and physicals.
LFA can also be retained (fee required) to receive the ICPC (Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children) responsibility and assist with the interstate process to gain approval to return to Texas with the baby. Post-Placement Supervision will be required upon your return. Our fee is $350/per home visit-report. The amount of post-placement visits needed will depend on what type of placement you completed and in which state the placement occurred. You can expect anywhere from 1–6 post-placement home visits-reports being required after placement.
Please feel free to contact us for an Application or for any further information. We would be happy to begin working with you on your adoption endeavors.