The Benefits of Adopting Through Foster Care

U.S. News & World Report shares many pros in a recent report.

Denalee Chapman February 26, 2015
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Making the news in U.S. News & World Report this week is the absolute financial benefit of adopting through foster care. Besides not requiring exorbitant agency fees, the state covers court costs that would normally be the responsibility of the adoptive parents. In addition, there are adoption tax credits and medical subsidy for children adopted through foster care. Sometimes college tuition waivers are granted to those children.

The only upfront cost is the home study that is required before a child can be placed in either a foster or adoptive home. Often, even that cost may be reimbursed through employment benefits.

Besides being financially prudent, adopting through foster care is rewarding. The median age of adoptable foster children is eight-and-a-half. Waiting children are extremely grateful when they are adopted into a loving, permanent home. It is not without its trials though. Sometimes trust takes a while to develop. Especially for those who have been bounced around from place to place. It may take some time for the child to really believe their adoptive parents will stick around.

The full report on the benefits of adopting through foster care may be read here.

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at

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