Adoption by Family Type: Military Families
Many military families adopt children. Military families have some unique strengths and challenges due to their frequent or sudden moves and overseas deployment. They also may have much to offer to children who need families. In this section you will find adoption resources specific to military families.
|Military Families Considering Adoption|
|Series Title:||Factsheets for Families|
|Author(s):||Child Welfare Information Gateway
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|Year Published:||2010 - 6 pages|
|Common questions about adoption of children by military personnel and their families are addressed in this factsheet. Topics include: resources for information about state laws, what to expect during the home study and the impact of deployment on the process, leave time, and cost. Postadoption services and medical benefits for adopted children also are discussed.|
Adoption for Military Families
Provides resources for military personnel and their families on a variety of topics.
Adoption for Military Families: How to Get Started
Presents a basic overview of adoption benefits available to military families.
Adoption Resources for Americans Living Abroad
Adoption Advocate, 49
Provides basic information for adoptive families living abroad, including military personnel.
Adoption Resources for Military Families
Presents resources for military families stationed overseas and within the United States, including the U.S. Department of Defense's adoption reimbursement program.
DoD Adoption Reimbursement Program (PDF – 35 KB)
National Military Family Association (2006)
Describes the permanent adoption reimbursement program for active duty members of the military services.
Provides resources for military personnel and their families on a variety of topics. Click on "Parenting" and then select your branch to view a list of adoption resources.
NMFA Adoption Information
National Military Family Association
Provides information to military families concerning their rights, benefits, and services available to them concerning adoption and to inform them about the issues that affect their lives. This organization promotes and protects the interests of military families by influencing the development and implementation of legislation and policies affecting them.