Assistance Payments & Subsidies

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Information on subsidies, how to apply for them before and after finalization, Social Security benefits, and insurance coverage applicable to special needs adoptions.

Adoption Subsidy FAQ

Here's what you need to know about adoption subsidies: who qualifies, how and when to negotiate (and renegotiate) a contract, and where to find important resources. Dr. Rita Laws answers parents' most frequently asked questions about adoption assistance, or subsidy.... [more]

Interstate Adoptions & Moving to Another State

Adoption across state lines involves working with both states within the framework of one or both Interstate Compacts: ICPC and ICAMA. Here's what you need to know about the legalities involved, and how moving to another state may affect assistance and subsidy programs.... [more]

Special Needs Adoptions & Taxes

The adoption tax credit applies to special needs adoptions. Here's what you need to know about the tax credit and filing your return. ... [more]

Adoption Assistance After Finalization
Information, eligibility requirements, and how to proceed, from NACAC.

Assistance for International Adoptions
Subsidies are generally not available, however there are other assistance programs that may be available. From the North American Council on Adoptable Children.

Financial Assistance
Information on subsidized adoptions, including what financial assistance and services are available, how to apply, and the federal tax credit, from the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse.

State-by-State Subsidy Information
Listing of eligibility, benefits, and funding, maintained by the North American Council on Adoptable Children.

Subsidies and the IRS
Clear language explanations of all the tax consequences associated with subsidies and dependent child status, from the NACAC.
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