This section provides links to resources for families on adoption assistance in forms such as cash and payments for medical care and other services and eligibility for these programs.
Adoption Assistance by State
Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance (AAICAMA) & Child Welfare Information Gateway
Answers questions on States' adoption assistance policies, medical assistance, and postadoption services.
|Adoption Assistance for Children Adopted From Foster Care|
|Series Title:||Factsheets for Families|
|Author(s):||Child Welfare Information Gateway
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|Year Published:||2011 - 5 pages|
|In every State there are children with special needs waiting in foster care for adoptive families. The most recent data estimate that 126,000 children are available to be adopted from foster care. In the past, the costs of care and services were major obstacles to parents who would otherwise adopt and love these children, and most were not placed for adoption. The Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 provided the first Federal subsidies to encourage the adoption of children from the nation's foster care system. These subsidies, known as adoption assistance, serve to minimize the financial obstacles to ...|
North American Council on Adoptable Children
Provides profiles on State adoption subsidy programs and factsheets on adoption assistance programs.
State Adoption Assistance Specialists
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Includes contact information for the Adoption Assistance Specialist in each State and Territory, when available.