Obtaining financial assistance for adoption

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – Contrary to popular belief, in most cases, adopting from foster care is no cost or low cost, but at times financial assistance is still necessary.

This information series is brought to you by Tuscarawas County Job and Family Services.

According to adoptuskids.org, adoption assistance, the federal adoption tax credit, and state adoption tax credits – where available – can help defray the cost of adoptions from foster care.

Adoption assistance (also known as adoption subsidies) offers ongoing financial support for most children adopted from foster care through monthly payments and reimbursement of some one-time costs. States provide varying levels of financial assistance when adopting a child from foster care.

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For more information, including local resources, contactTuscarawas County Job and Family Services.

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