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Financial Resources

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Employee Benefits

Family/Medical Leave

Military Subsidies

Sliding-Scale Fees

Taxes on Assistance

Loans

 

Financial Resources for Waiting Child Adoptions

Financial assistance often is available to families who adopt waiting children. Check with your child's agency to be sure you understand when each type of assistance is available and what you need to do to be sure the plans stay in effect for your child. (Also see the section "Title IV-E Adoption Assistance Program.")

BE SURE to apply for subsidies and receive subsidy agreements in writing before the adoption becomes final! It is preferable to negotiate the subsidy before the child is placed in your home, if at all possible. It is very difficult to obtain assistance after finalization. (See Resource List for the book titled Accessing Federal Adoption Subsidies After Legalization.)

 

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