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State Laws and Fees

Before Coming Home

Immediate Needs

Legal Costs

Legal Challenges


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Financial Resources

Tax Credit

Dependency Exemption

Employee Benefits

Family/Medical Leave

Military Subsidies

Sliding-Scale Fees

Taxes on Assistance

Loans

 

Federal Family and Medical Leave Act

Unpaid leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act also is an option. This act allows individuals to take up to 12 weeks off, unpaid but with benefits, without jeopardizing employment. The leave is not exclusively an adoption benefit since it is available for anyone who works for a company with 50 or more employees. However, it can provide valuable time for a newly adoptive family. Some states require employers to offer their workers a minimum amount of parental leave time.

 

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