State Financial Help for Adopting a Child
Information on adoption assistance payments and other programs from your state and federal government.
State Financial Adoption Assistance
Adoption subsidies are provided by state and federal governments for children with special needs, children from foster care and for hard to place children. For additional information about these subsidies please visit the link Adopting Special Needs Infants.
State and federal governments also offer a wide variety of other benefit program. The GovBenefits.gov web site can help you determine if you may be eligible to receive benefits. Just click on your state name below to view these programs. Additionally, you may find it helpful to visit the link Government Agencies and Resources for Adoption.
WIC provides nutritious foods, nutrition counseling, and referrals to health and other social services to participants at no charge. WIC serves low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, and infants and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk. The Food and Nutrition Service, which administers the program at the Federal level, provides funds to WIC State agencies (State health departments or comparable agencies) to pay for WIC foods, nutrition counseling and education, and administrative costs. The program is available in all 50 States, 33 Indian Tribal Organizations, America Samoa, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
WIC Overseas: The Department of Defense offers the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Overseas nutrition program to eligible participants overseas. Members of the Armed Forces, civilian employees, and Department of Defense contractors living overseas and their family members may be eligible to participate in the WIC Overseas program.