The Ins and Outs of Financing Adoption

Nonrecurring Adoption Expense Reimbursement

After families have finalized the adoption of a child with special needs from the public child welfare system, they may be able to apply for reimbursement of expenses they paid related to the adoption. These expenses may include the home-study fee, costs for travel to meet the child, attorney's fees, etc. Each state sets a cap for the maximum amount of reimbursement, which cannot exceed $2,000. A few states do not allow this benefit.

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