Adoption & Guardianship Assistance by State

This search includes summaries of State policies on available adoption and guardianship assistance programs and services in each State. These programs and services are designed to help parents and relatives afford the costs associated with raising eligible children and youth in foster care. Benefits vary by State but commonly include monthly cash payments, medical assistance, and nonrecurring adoption expenses, among others. The information in the results below provides answers to 13 questions on State adoption assistance policies, medical assistance, and services to support and preserve permanency.

Although every effort has been made to ensure this information is comprehensive and up-to-date, further details may be found in State statutes, State administrative codes, and/or State agency websites. These resources can be accessed through our State Statutes Series publication State and Tribal Child Welfare Law and Policy. If you are aware of any changes to policy , please contact Information Gateway.

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