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Adoption Subsidy

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An adoption subsidy is a monthly, financial payment or services offered to help adoptive parents care for adopted, special needs children. An adoption subsidy can be made up of funds from either the State, Federal, or from a combination of both. Each state has their own guidelines on how to distribute the funds.

The idea of an adoption subsidy was created to help bring about more adoptions of special needs children through an act passed by Congress, Public Law 96-272, the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980.

Learn more about Adoption Subsidies and the use of adoption subsidies.

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