Adoption assistance reduces financial obstacles to adoption. The Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 (96-272) provided the first Federal subsidies to encourage the adoption of children from the nation's foster care system. This section provides resources to help obtain adoption assistance and other financial supports for which children may be eligible, including college scholarships, vocational education, and tuition waivers.
Adoption Assistance by State
Administrators of the Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance (AAICAMA) & Child Welfare Information Gateway
Answers 13 questions on State adoption assistance policy, 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 ...|