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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

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.

Help for Adopting Families by State

 Alabama  Montana
 Alaska  Nebraska
 Arizona  Nevada
 Arkansas  New Hampshire
 California  New Jersey
 Colorado  New Mexico
 Connecticut  New York
 Delaware  North Carolina
 Florida  North Dakota
 Georgia  Ohio
 Hawaii  Oklahoma
 Idaho  Oregon
 Illinois  Pennsylvania
 Indiana  Rhode Island
 Iowa  South Carolina
 Kansas  South Dakota
 Kentucky  Tennessee
 Louisiana  Texas
 Maine  Utah
 Maryland  Vermont
 Massachusetts  Virginia
 Michigan  Washington
 Minnesota  West Virginia
 Mississippi  Wisconsin
 Missouri  Wyoming
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