(For Minnesota Home Study Clients)
The fees charged include the collection of and processing of the documents required for the agency to approve a prospective adoptive family and home visits conducted by the agency social worker. This also includes writing reports, ongoing contact with the adoptive family and contact with the primary agency. All fees are subject to change.
Services to Prospective Adoptive Parents:HOME STUDY FEES
--MN studies are valid for one year.
--move in residence and/or the birth of a child
$1,650 Families who have a current approved home study and had the:
--home study completed by another MN agency or
--home study completed by an out-of-MN agency and have moved to MN
$1,900 IAS adoptive families who are reapplying for another adoption
if done within 3 years(first payment of $1,000 is non-refundable)
$375 Post placement visit/reportThe home study fees and post placement fees must be paid in full before the home study or report is released to you or any agency.
For Adoption Home Studies- $1,375 plus travel fees are due before the first home study interview takes place. The second payment of $1,375 is due when the final draft is completed and before IAS can release the home study.
Post Adoption/placement reports required by Minnesota, or your primary Agency--the fee is $375 per report. This fee will be due prior to the family meeting with the IAS social worker in
preparation for completing the report.
Updated Adoption Home Study for clients who are re-applying for a second home study with I.A.S., the fee is $1,900. $1,000 plus travel is due before the first home study interview takes place. The first payment of $1,000 is non-refundable. The second payment of $900 is due before the home study is released.
Adoption Home Study and written assessment
-- when completed, meets the requirements of Minnesota State Laws. This study includes background checks, meeting with an adoption study counselor, and a home visit
Updated Adoption Home Study
Post Placement Reports
I/We have received from International Adoption Services, Inc. and have read a copy of the "Commissioner's statement on Completing an Adoption in Minnesota" which explains the legal rights and responsibilities of the prospective adoptive parent(s) during the process and I/We understand that the prospective adoptive parent(s) are responsible for filing an adoption petition not later than 12 months after the child is placed in our prospective home.
PLACEMENT SERVICES/WAIVERS OF LIABILITY: Minnesota Rules, part 9545.0815 B and D; Minnesota Statutes, section 259.37, subd 2, item 3
International Adoption Services, Inc. does not have any placing programs nor representatives for any domestic or international adoptions.
International Adoption Services, Inc. charges only for services rendered. All fees are non-refundable once a particular service has been provided. However, fees paid for services(s) not provided will be refunded within 30 days. The applicant(s) request for a refund should be in writing and addressed to International Adoption Services, 4570 West 77th Street, Suite 100, Edina, MN 55435
STATEMENT ABOUT ATTORNEYS AND LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
International Adoption Services, Inc. will furnish a list of Attorneys that can offer assistance with completing legal requirements for an adoption in the State of Minnesota.
RIGHT TO APPEAL
This agreement is signed based upon trust and honesty between the two parties. In the event of any disagreement, both will seek to restore the matter through discussions together. Should the applicant(s) and International Adoption Services, Inc. not reach a mutual understanding, the applicant(s) may register a complaint in a signed and dated written format to the Agency Director, the Agency Board of Directors at 4570 West 77th Street, Suite 100, Edina, MN 55435, the State of Minnesota, Department of Human Services. All complaints are responded to within 30 days of receipt and expedited review is given for those involving time-sensitive matter or allegations of fraud.