Adoption Assistance Act
Your state of residence, the state the child comes from, and the federal government may make assistance payments to you if you adopt a child that meets certain guidelines.
Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 (P. L. 96-272) deals with children in foster care, children to be adopted, and special needs children. It mandates that states give adoption assistance payments to parents who adopt a child with special needs. While this Act addresses many important adoption and other adoption-related issues, knowledge of the specifics of the Act has little practical every day use for adopting persons. For a comprehensive site on all adoption related laws visit Adoption Laws.