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Notice - HHAMA USA Programme fees

Helping Hands Adoption Mediation Agency (HHAMA) - USA Programme Fees

Pursuant to Section 6(6) of Statutory Instrument 524 of 2010, Adoption Act 2010 (Accredited Bodies) Regulations 2010, the Adoption Authority of Ireland has approved the following

  • Common Programme Fee
  • Common Programme Fee (Reduced) and
  • USA Programme Fee for adoptions facilitated by Helping Hands Adoption Mediation Agency

 

COMMON PROGRAMME FEE

 

The Common Programme Fee applies to the Irish costs for intercountry adoption and is additional to the in-Country Programme fee.

 

The approved fee is based on current State funding being provided to Helping Hands Adoption Mediation Agency.  The is subject to change and may result in a revised Common Programme Fee in the future.

 

Charge #1        Registration Fee                                                                      €550

Charge #2        3 months after registration                                                    €1,950

Charge #3        Article 15 Assessment Report to Country of Origin               €1,600

Charge #4        Acceptance of referral/proposed placement                         €1,400

Charge #5        At time of travel                                                                      €1,000

 

TOTAL Common Programme Fee                                                                  €6,500                                                

COMMON PROGRAMME FEE (REDUCED)

 

The temporary Common Programme Fee (Reduced) applies to the Irish costs for intercountry adoption and is additional to the in-Country Programme fee.  It applies only to those prospective adoptive parents whose Article 15 Home Study/Declaration was sent to the USA previously by another Accredited Body.

 

The Adoption Authority will write directly to former clients of Arc Adoption Ltd regarding this accreditation.

 

The approved fee is based on current State funding being provided to Helping Hands Adoption Mediation Agency.  This is subject to change and may result in a revised Common Programme Fee in the future.

 

Charge #1        Registration Fee                                                          €550

Charge # 2       Acceptance of referral/proposed placement             €1,400

Charge#3        At time of travel                                                          €1,000

 

TOTAL Common Programme Fee (reduced)                                     €2,950

 

USA PROGRAMME FEES

 

  • These will be charged ‘at cost’ to the prospective adoptive parents and may be subject to currency fluctuations
  • Further details from Helping Hands

 

 

DELEGATION OF FUNCTIONS

Pursuant to Article 22 of the 1993 ‘Hague Convention on protection of children and co-operation in respect of intercountry adoption’ (HC-93), the Adoption Authority of Ireland has delegated those functions outlined in Articles 15, 16 and 17 (part) of HC-93 to Helping Hands Adoption Mediation Agency in respect of adoptions from the United States of America.

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