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Financial Matters in Adoption & Foster Care

Adoption and money seem to go together as we all know that adoption costs can be high. Learn more about adoption costs and fees, how to afford the cost of adoption as well as information on adoption and foster care subsidies.
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Defining Special Needs and Eligibility for the Adoption Tax Credit
How to know if your child is eligible for the adoption tax credit in 2010 and 2011.

What Is the Salary for Providing Foster Care?
Understanding what the pay for providing foster care is and is not.

How Has the Adoption Tax Credit Changed for 2011?
Understanding the adoption tax credit in 2011. Making it work for your adoptive family.

Claiming the 2011 Adoption Tax Credit
Learn how and when to claim the 2011 adoption tax credit after completing the adoption of a child.

What Are Considered Qualified Adoption Expenses?
Definition and explanation regarding the adoption tax credit.

How Has the Adoption Tax Credit Changed for 2010?
There were a few major changes to the adoption tax credit for 2010. The adoption tax credit for 2010 and the changes that occurred is great news for adoptive parents.

What Document Will the IRS Adoption Tax Credit Require?
Discover which documents you will need in order to support your adoption tax credit claim.

What Is The Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act?
Information and goals of The Adoption and Child Welfare Act of 1980. Public Law 96-272 brought about major changes to help children and families remain strong and intact.

What Is an Adoption Tax Credit?
Learn more about the adoption credit tax and how it may or may not favorably impact your taxes this year.

Adoption Grants and Loans May Help with the High Cost of an Adoption
A list of organizations that may be able to help adoptive parents afford the cost of an adoption with grants and loans.

Purchase of Service
Another way to afford an adoption is through purchase of service. Purchase of service is an agreement between the child's and adoptive family's adoption agencies.

Adoption-Friendly Workplaces
The Adoption-Friendly Workplace is a program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. It promotes and encourages companies to offer adoption benefits to employees.

What Is an Adoption Subsidy
Do adoptive families get funding after an adoption is final? If so, how does a state determine which child needs an adoption subsidy?

What is a Foster Care Subsidy?
What are foster care subsidies? What does the money go for and where does it come from?

Gift of Adoption Fund
The Gift of Adoption Fund is a 501c3 public charity, founded in 1996. The Fund's mission is to provide financial assistance in the form of grants to adoptive parents.

Fore Adoption Foundation
"We want to help United States children find permanent loving homes by providing financial support in the form of direct grants to Adoptive Parents for attorney and agency fees, court approved birthmother expenses, and an education fund for the adoptive child."

Sometimes I Think Adoption Assistance Is
Adoption assistance is often thought of in very negative terms, but it can be a very helpful thing for children, especially special needs children who may not find adoptive homes without it. What do you think? Finish the sentence to share your thoughts.

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