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.
Adoption - The Essentials
Provides resources for military personnel and their families on a variety of topics.
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 - 117 KB)
Defense Finance and Accounting Service (2017)
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.