Each state operates its own program to support children who were adopted from that state. In general, the rules and benefits of adoption assistance (also known as adoption subsidy) are based on where the child is adopted from, rather than where the family lives.

Click on the state below to learn more about the state’s adoption assistance program, including which children and families are eligible, what benefits are provided, how the program is funded, and more.

You can also review a chart that compares the major aspects of all states’ adoption assistance programs.

The information contained in NACAC’s state adoption subsidy program profiles is updated periodically and verified by the states for accuracy. However, there may be times when a state program is in flux and the information in the profile is out of date. If you have questions about specific policies or regulations, please contact the state subsidy contact listed at the beginning of each profile.

Click on state titles below to see individual state subsidy program profiles

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