Adoption Law Group is dedicated to providing our clients with excellent service at a price they can afford. Because we love what we do and are passionate about making adoption accessible to people from all walks of life, we have streamlined our practice to enable us to offer competitive pricing while still ensuring that your case receives our personal attention and care. In cases of demonstrated need, we’re able to provide monthly payment plans and, in some cases, reduced fees. We commit to giving you a clear, upfront fee agreement tailored to you and your case. Adoption may have some unexpected twists along the way, but unexpected costs and fees shouldn’t be one of them!
Our current fee schedule is below, but please note that this is an estimate only and may be subject to change.
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$1,500 flat fee. This includes all work necessary to complete your adult adoption, including an appearance at the final hearing and preparation of a new birth certificate, if desired. An additional $400 will be charged if either party is unable to attend the final hearing and a special attorney appearance is required.
$1,650 is our base fee for a stepparent adoption in cases where the non-custodial parent is willing to sign a consent to the adoption. This includes all required paperwork, communication with the court and the investigating agency, and an appearance at the final adoption hearing, as well as preparation of the request for a new birth certificate. In cases in which the non-custodial parent is unwilling to consent to the adoption, a formal termination of parental rights will be required. We want to be very honest with you. This is where the adoption can get expensive, depending on the type of termination required. Generally, our fees for termination of parental rights range from $1,650 to $3,500. We are usually able to offer flat fee pricing so you can budget accordingly. We can discuss likely fees during the initial free consultation.
$1,750 flat fee. This includes all work necessary to complete your international readoption, including an appearance at the final hearing and preparation of a new birth certificate, if desired.
Most counties provide free guardianship clinics for form preparation for guardians to represent themselves in court. However, many guardianship cases can be both legally and emotionally complex, and expert legal counsel can help you navigate those challenges. ALG charges $3,500 for preparation, filing, and service of your petition for guardianship and one court appearance. Additional court and mediation appearances and preparation for such, as well as negotiation with any opposing parties, preparation of legal briefs, and correspondence with applicable parties is billed at a rate of $350.00/hour.
$700 flat fee. This includes preparation and filing of all documents, coordination with DCFS, review of AAP rate, and appearance at finalization hearing. $400 of this fee is reimbursable by the county.
We offer a sibling discount ranging from 15% to 50%, depending on the type and circumstances of the case.
We’d like to thank you for your service with a 15% discount on all our flat fees.