Adoption Assistance for Children Adopted From Foster Care: Conclusion

This information was taken directly from Child Welfare Information Gateway


Adoption assistance exists to help parents afford the costs associated with raising a child adopted from foster care. By providing financial assistance to these families, the State and Federal subsidy programs minimize the financial barriers to adopting a child from foster care so that more children in care are placed in permanent homes and families.

Adoption assistance payments are not the only type of financial assistance available to adoptive parents. Prospective adoptive parents should explore all potential resources to help make adoption an affordable option. Information Gateway offers several factsheets that provide this type of information. For example:

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Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2011). Adoption assistance for children adopted from foster care. Washington, DC: U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau.