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Adoption Assistance

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services > Adoption Assistance

 

Program Description:

Adoption Assistance, also known as adoption subsidies, provide financial help and services for children with special needs and their adoptive parents. Each state agency has its own definition of "special needs" used to identify children eligible for adoption assistance. Generally, the child's special needs relate to membership in a minority group, a medical condition, siblings (brothers and sisters who should not be separated), or handicaps (a child with a physical, emotional, or mental disability).

 

General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a parent or primary caregiver of an adopted child(ren) with special needs. Generally, the child's special needs relate to membership in a minority group, a medical condition, siblings (brothers and sisters who should not be separated), or handicaps (a child with a physical, emotional, or mental disability).

 

Status

Active

 

Loan Terms:

Not Applicable

 

Application Process:

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

 

Program Contact Information:

For more information adoption assistance visit:
http://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption

Each state's adoption assistance program is different and it is necessary for families interested in obtaining adoption subsidies to contact their local department of social services to determine what is available in their state.

 

Managing Agency:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.hhs.gov/




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