Adoption for the Kwaks!

The Kwaks are adopting a child!

We are so very thrilled to be finally adding another addition to our family. We have been praying about this for our whole family life for many years and know that the time is now for this to happen. There will be many many updates along the way and we plan on sharing each and every experience with you all. We know that God has placed each and every one of you in our lives and are so blessed to have you as our friends and our family.

Here is a breakdown of all the steps and costs associated with adoption in Korea:

New Beginnings Agency Fees
-Application (AFP) Due with Application 350
-New Beginnings’ Fee, two parts: Due with Agreement 1,500
-Due at Submission of Emigration Permission, (EP) 3,000
-IAAME Fee Due with Agreement 500
Total Agency Fees $5,350

Korean Program Fees
-Program Coordination, three parts: Due at home study approval 2,500
-Due at acceptance of the referral 1,500
-Due at Submission of EP 2,500
-Foreign Agency Fee and Donation Due at acceptance of the referral 19,500
Total Korean Program Fees $26,000

Third Party Expenses
-USCIS Expenses I-600A filing fee, $775; fingerprints, $85 per adult in home. 945
-Psychological Evaluation required for home study. 700 to 1,000
-Parent Education Workshops On-line workshops with Adoption Learning Partners. 150
-Travel and Overseas Expenses Est. expenses for air travel, hotel, meals, finalization and visa. 6,000 to 9,000
Total Incidental and Other Expenses $7,795 to 11,095

Summary of Korean Fees and Expenses (Totals taken from above)
-Total Agency Fees 5,350
-Total Korean Program Fees 26,000
-Total Adoption Fees $31,350
-Incidental and Other Expenses 7,795 to 11,095
-New Beginning’s Home Study Services, if applicable 3,400
Final Adoption Cost $42,545 to 45,845

We are so very excited to begin this part of our lives and so we ask that you join us in prayer and praise as every single step draws us closer to our child in Korea! Please journey with us as we embark on this new chapter of our lives! Please read our blog ( for more updates.

Paul, Susanna, & Christian


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Fundraising team: Baby Kwak (2)

Paul Kwak 
Raised $200 from 3 donations
Glendale, CA
Susanna Kwon 
Team member
Raised $750 from 1 donation
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