12. What is your State Web address for adoption assistance information?
Alabama does not have a specific link to adoption assistance information. See Introduction to Adoption - Who are "special needs" children link: http://dhr.alabama.gov/services/Adoption/Intro_Adoption.aspx
Alaska’s adoption assistance link: http://dhss.alaska.gov/ocs/Pages/adoptions/aboutsubsidies.aspx.
Arizona's adoption assistance link is through the Arizona Revised Statutes (law) found at Title 8, Chapter One, Adoption, Article 2, Adoption Subsidies: https://www.azleg.gov/arsDetail/?title=8.
Arkansas adoption assistance page: http://www.fosterarkansas.org/PostAdoptionServices.pdf.
California’s adoption assistance link: http://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/Adoptions/Adoption-Assistance-Program.
Colorado's adoption assistance link: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/policies-3.
Connecticut's adoption assistance (Subsidized Adoption) link: http://www.ctfosteradopt.com/fosteradopt/cwp/view.asp?a=3795&Q=447948.
Delaware does not have a link specific to adoption assistance information. See the Adoption Assistance Manual: https://kids.delaware.gov/policies/dfs/adoption-assistance-manual.pdf.
For more information contact the Delaware Health and Social Services by phone at 302.633.2655 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The District of Columbia's adoption assistance policy link: https://cfsa.dc.gov/publication/program-adoption-subsidy.
Florida's adoption assistance link: http://www.adoptflorida.com/assistance-program.htm.
See also Florida's Adoption Information Guide, link: http://www.adoptflorida.com/information-guide.htm.
For a description of the special needs of many children available for adoption, link: http://www.adoptflorida.org/index.shtml.
Georgia’s adoption assistance link: https://dfcs.georgia.gov/adoption-assistance
Hawaii Department of Human Resources has no adoption assistance information link.
See the question in the Frequently Asked Questions About Adoption publication: Is there financial assistance available for adoptive families? http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Portals/0/Children/AdoptionFoster/Adoption%20FAQs.pdf.
Contact the local agency for more information on adoption assistance: http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/ContactUs/tabid/127/default.aspx.
For Information about Post Adoption assistance and services and to connect with the appropriate post adoption staff person, parents may call the Statewide Call Center: 1-888-96-ADOPT or visit the DCFS website: https://www2.illinois.gov/dcfs/lovinghomes/adoption/pages/post-adoption-resources.aspx.
Indiana’s adoption assistance link: https://www.in.gov/dcs/2743.htm#_Toc33512232.
See the last bullet Adoption Assistance.
Iowa does not have a link specific to adoption assistance information. Iowa’s two Resource information specialists have specific areas of expertise including Adoption Subsidy and Adoption Tax Credit link: http://www.ifapa.org/resources/adoption_resources.asp and http://www.ifapa.org/resources/adoption_resources.asp.
Kansas' adoption assistance link: http://www.dcf.ks.gov/services/PPS/Pages/Adoption-Assistance.aspx.
Kentucky’s adoption assistance link: https://prdweb.chfs.ky.gov/kyfaces/Home/HowWeSupportYou.
See also Special Needs Adoption Program, SNAP, link: https://prd.chfs.ky.gov/snap/.
Louisiana does not have an adoption assistance-specific link. Information regarding adoptive assistance can be located at http://www.dcfs.la.gov.
Click on Child Welfare then Adoption. Chose Common Questions about Foster and Adoptive Parenting and scroll down to: 'Is there financial help to foster and adopt?'
Information related to Maine’s adoption assistance can be found at the following sites:
Maine Rules for the Adoption Assistance Program - http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/10/chaps10.htm.
Maine Child and Family Services Policy Manual - http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ocfs/cw/policy/ - refer to Section VIII C.
Maryland does not have a specific adoption assistance link. For information on adoption assistance, see: http://dhr.maryland.gov/adoption/
Massachusetts adoption assistance link: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dcf/adoption/subsidies.html.
Michigan’s adoption assistance link: http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-73971_7116_63826_11423---,00.html.
State subsidy contacts: http://michigan.gov/documents/dhs/DHS-AdoptionSubsidy-Contacts_253834_7.pdf.
Minnesota’s adoption assistance link: https://edocs.dhs.state.mn.us/lfserver/Public/DHS-7024A-ENG
Mississippi’s adoption assistance link: https://www.nacac.org/help/adoption-assistance/adoption-assistance-us/state-programs/mississippi-adoption-assistance-program/
or contact the Adoption Hotline at 1.800.821.9157.
Missouri’s adoption assistance information.
Montana’s adoption assistance information can be found in the Montana Code Annotated 2017, Title 42-Adoption, Chapter 10 Subsidized Adoptions.
Nebraska’s adoption assistance regulation link: http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/reg_t390.aspx
(See Chapter 6).
See the Nebraska Health and Human Services Manual, title 479: http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/reg_t479.aspx
(See Chapter 8).
Nevada's adoption assistance link: http://dcfs.nv.gov/Programs/CWS/Adoption/Guide/SubsidizedAdoptionSpecialNeeds/.
New Hampshire’s provides some information on adoption assistance at:
For additional information, contact New Hampshire Foster Care and Adoption Services, link:
New Jersey's adoption assistance website.
New Mexico’s adoption assistance link: https://heartgallerynm.org/how-to-adopt/costs.
New York State adoption assistance link: http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/adopt/subsidy.asp(Scroll down to see the content).
North Carolina’s adoption assistance information.
North Dakota’s adoption assistance link: http://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/childfamily/adoption/assistance.html
Oklahoma’s adoption assistance link: http://www.okdhs.org/services/postadopt/Pages/adptasst.aspx.
For questions about the adoption assistance process, please call: (503) 947-1134.
Information about adoption assistance is found within the state’s website promoting children available for adoption: http://www.adoptpakids.org/AdoptionQA.aspx.
Adoption assistance is determined by the county children and youth agency that has custody of the child. The list of regional contacts is available, link: http://www.dhs.pa.gov/citizens/findfacilsandlocs/regionalchildrenyouthandfamiliesoffices/.
Rhode Island's adoption assistance link: http://www.dcyf.ri.gov/questions/adoption_questions.php (See: Adoption, Frequently Asked Questions on Adoption: What services does DCYF provide to families adopting children of the child welfare system?).
South Carolina does not have a specific link for information about adoption assistance. DSS has contracted with the South Carolina Foster Parent Association to provide services such as information, referrals, and training for adoptive parents, link: http://scfpa.com/default.aspx
South Dakota’s adoption assistance link: https://dss.sd.gov/childprotection/adoption/subsidyfaq.aspx.
Tennessee adoption assistance information link: https://www.tn.gov/dcs/program-areas/fca/adoption/post-adoption-support.html.
Texas's adoption assistance information.
Utah’s adoption assistance information link: https://www.utahadopt.org/support-resources/adoptive-family-resource-library/financial-assistance/.
Vermont’s adoption assistance information.
Virginia does not have a specific adoption assistance link. For information on how adoption assistance is calculated in Virginia see:
Scroll down to: Forms and click on Virginia Worksheet for Assessing and Negotiating Adoption Assistance Effective 10/15/13.
Washington’s adoption assistance information.
West Virginia’s adoption assistance link: http://www.wvdhhr.org/oss/adoption/adoption_faq.asp (See Frequently Asked Questions, Question #19, Is financial help available for adoptive parents to care for children?)
Wisconsin’s adoption assistance link: https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/adoption/assistance.
Wyoming's Adoption Assistance policy can be found in the DFS Policy and Procedure Manual link: https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/dfsweb/social-services/policy/foster-care-and-adoption-iv-e-policy. See Chapter 6, section 6.5, Foster Care Medical & Title IV-E Payments.