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Federal Financial Help for Adopting Families

There are many sources of adoption assistance available to adopting families.  Below we have compiled a list of some of these resources.

A Child Waits Foundation

A Child Waits Foundation is one of the many financial resources for families seeking loans for international adoptions.

Adoption Assistance by State

Adoption Assistance by State will give you information on state policies on adoption assistance.

Assistance for Children Adopted From Foster Care

A Fact sheet for Families from the Child Welfare Information Gateway website will give you information, not direct financial help, on children are available to be adopted from foster care.

Government Agencies and Resources for Adoption

Government Agencies and Resources for Adoption include the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that helps families who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, yet cannot afford to buy private insurance for their children and Child Nutrition Programs that will give you access to nutrition information and to free and low-cost food.

Adoption Tax Credit Online Course

This Adoption Learning Partners online course is designed to help you understand how the tax credit works and allow you to see if you are eligibility for the adoption tax credit.

Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number

Provides answers to common questions about the adoption taxpayer identification number (ATIN), the temporary number assigned to a child pending finalization of his or her adoption, from the Internal Revenue Service. The Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number is used as a temporary substitute for your adopted child's Social Security Number.

Adoption Friendly Workplace Program

The Adoption Friendly Workplace Program helps employees find out how to advocate for adoption benefits at the workplace.

Employer-Provided Adoption Benefits

This Employer-Provided Adoption Benefits article explains the types of employee and tax benefits available to you as an adoptive parent.

Federal Adoption Tax Credit for Special Needs Adoptions

Tax information for parents, provided by the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC), is available on the link Federal Adoption Tax Credit for Special Needs Adoptions.

Gift of Adoption Fund

Gift of Adoption Fund provides financial assistance in the form of grants to adoptive parents.

God's Grace Adoption Ministry

God's Grace Adoption Ministry helps place orphaned children with families and helps families overcome the financial burden of adopting.

Hebrew Free Loan Association

Hebrew Free Loan Association provides interest-free loans to Jewish adults who wish to adopt children internationally or domestically.

How to Make Adoption an Affordable Option

How to Make Adoption an Affordable Option is a booklet for prospective adoptive parents to help evaluate adoption costs.

National Adoption Foundation

National Adoption Foundation provides financial assistance, services, and support to families before, during, and after adoptions are finalized.

Additional Information

For additional information regarding financial help for adopting families please visit our adoption website.

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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