Are you thinking about adopting from foster care? Or did you already adopt from foster care? In many cases, support is available to you!
Most children adopted from foster care in the US and many crown wards adopted in Canada are eligible for adoption assistance benefits so their families can better meet their needs. These benefits reflect the fact that many children in foster care who are adopted are at heightened risk of moderate to severe health problems, learning disabilities, developmental delays, physical impairments, and mental health difficulties.
As a result of these challenges, adoptive families often need support to help meet their needs. Adoption assistance (also known as adoption subsidy) provides financial and other supports to help adoptive families meet the basic and unique needs of children in care, including making it easier for the families to access medical care, counseling or therapy, special equipment, tutoring programs, and other services. Adoption assistance is designed to ensure that children have the best possible chance of finding and thriving in an adoptive family.
NACAC, with support from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, provides information about adoption assistance/adoption subsidy benefits in the US and Canada. Visit the links below for more information: