New Star Kafala’s goal is to operate in the most cost-effective manner possible while maintaining high standards. By working with knowledgeable, ethical and deeply committed partners abroad, we are able to offer professional services in the true spirit of non-profit operation. There are no hidden additional costs in our fees or estimates.
|Fees and Additional Costs to Adopt from Morocco|
|Application Fee||$200||Due at time of application submission. Refundable if application is not accepted|
|NSK Agency Fee||$5,000||Includes: Home Study coordination, review and supervision, social work, USCIS support and review|
|Morocco Program Fee||$4,000||Dossier support & review, Case coordination, referral. arrangement, date & travel coordination, referral counseling, document review.|
|M&O IAAME Fee||$500||Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity|
|Post Placement Supervision & Finalization Fee||$1,000||Case management support during post placement and finalization|
|Post Adoption Self Report Escrow Fee||$300||$300 Mandatory Post Placement Escrow Deposit must be paid before travel date is assigned. It will be fully refunded AFTER post placements and finalization are completed.|
|Total Agency Fee||$11,000|
|Foreign Fee||$7,000||Communication with orphanage, staff and parents before travel regarding referrals and submission of dossier to appropriate institution.Transportation of parents and child for all kafala related activity from airport pick up to drop off. Arrangement of various accommodations at family’s expense.Accompaniment by lawyer, facilitator and/or translator (depends on region) for all Kafala related appointments.Dossier review, arranging translation of dossier and kafala documents at family’s expense.Obtain birth certificate, passport, accompany parents to US panel physician, assist with obtaining Visa appointment.|
|Total Morocco Fee||$18,000|
|Approximate Additional Costs Not Covered by Fees for Morocco Program|
|Home Study (estimate)||$2,000 and up|
|Education coursework online||$150|
|USCIS and fingerprint for couple||$945|
|FedEx/DHL to Morocco||$150|
|Airfare for 2 adults||$3,000|
|Child US Visa||$230|
|Criminal Clearance in Morocco||$10|
|International Medical Consults||$300|
|Visa Medical Exam||$100|
|Express mail for Visa documents in Morocco||$100|
|Document Translation (approximate)||$700 – $900 payable in cash in Morocco|
|Document and processing fee||$900|
|Hotels/Apartments for 4 weeks||$2,500|
|Moroccan name change||$200|
|Post Guardianship Costs|
|Post Placement Reports||$1,000 (estimate)|
|State Adoption by an attorney||$2500 (estimate)|
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