USA programme
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USA programme

As with all our adoption programmes, we recommend applicants contact us for an overview of all country programmes as selecting a country is an important decision and by discussing the different programmes with HHAMA applicants can be helped to make a decision which is informed and realistic in terms of completing an adoption.

To indicate your interest in the US programme, please email us at  We will respond to your Inquiry with our information email and details of how you can pre-register with HHAMA to avail of our service..

We are currently approved to deal with the following four (3) USA agencies:  updated 23rd May 2018

Adoption Arc –

Heart Sent –

Click here to view details on each of the USA Agencies.

10th May 2017 update

Fee schedule USA programme

HHAMA Irish Fees

The HHAMA Fee applies to the Irish costs for intercountry adoption and is additional to the Sending Country Programme fee.

Details of the HHAMA Irish Fee are currently available on our Fees page

Sending Country Fees

Please contact us for details on fees for this programme. In effect each US agencies has its own schedule of fees which they will make available to any applicant on request.  See Agency tab for links to the agencies approved.

Full details of dossiers required for each country programme are issued by HHAMA to applicants who have completed the pre-registration phase, are in receipt of an Article 15 approval from the Adoption Authority of Ireland and are then subsequently formally invited to submit a dossier.  It is not advisable to compile documents in advance of that formal invitation as dossier listings, notary and authentication requirements and translation criteria change from time to time.

The post placement pre-adoption complete reports are a critical element of the USA program.  Traditionally inter-country adoption programs require reporting called Post Placement reports after a family return home to Ireland following adoption completion in the country of origin.

With the USA program the adoption is not complete until approx. 6 months after placement and return to Ireland and these post placement pre-adoption complete reports are a critical element of the court required adoption approval documents.

The number and frequency of these reports is determined by the state laws that pertain to the adoption.  There are approximately 4 reports required and may be as frequent as once a month or once every 2 months.  Any delay in the submission of these PPPAC reports will delay the ultimate court date and therefore adoption completion.  These reports must be completed by your assessing social worker or an equivalent approved assessing social worker.  Currently TUSLA and PACT are approved to carry out these reports.