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.
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: email@example.com.
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 Kentucky Adoption Profile Exchange.
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.
Adoption assistance is determined by the county children and youth agency that has custody of the child.
Information on post adoption.
Adoption Rhode Island (private nonprofit organization)
The South Carolina Foster Parent Association provides services such as information, referrals, and training for adoptive parents.
South Dakota’s adoption assistance information.
Tennessee adoption assistance information.
Texas's adoption assistance information.
Utah’s adoption assistance information.
Vermont’s adoption assistance information.
Virginia does not have a specific adoption assistance link. Find adoption related resources.
Washington’s adoption assistance information.
Frequently Asked Questions about adoption.
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. See Title IV-E Subsidized Adoption.