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California State Adoption Assistance Program

California State Adoption Assistance Program

Updated July 2016

Below you can find information about the adoption assistance benefits that may be available to families who adopt children from foster care in California. Adoption subsidy policies and practices are, for the most part, dependent on the state where the child was in foster care before the adoption.

State Contact

Children and Family...

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Wisconsin State Adoption Assistance Program

Updated September 2015

Below you will find information about the adoption assistance benefits that may be available to families who adopt children from foster care in Wisconsin. Adoption subsidy policies and practices are, for the most part, dependent on the state where the child was in foster care before the adoption.

State Contact

PO Box 8916

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Adoption Tax Credit FAQs - The North American Council on ...

Updated March 2017

Can I receive the credit if I adopted a child from another country?

Yes, once the adoption is legally finalized, either in your child's home country or in the US, you can claim your qualified adoption expenses, up to the maximum.

Is the adoption tax credit for all adoptions or just special needs? Can I receive the credit if I adopted a healthy child? What kinds of adoptions...

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Adoption Tax Credit - Every child deserves a permanent ...

Claiming the Federal Adoption Tax Credit for Adoptions Finalized from 2012 to 2017

Updated March 2017

Who Is Eligible for the Adoption Tax Credit?

You can claim the federal adoption tax credit if:

You adopted a child other than a stepchild. You can claim the credit if you adopted from foster care, adopted internationally, adopted a relative's child, or adopted privately from US (except your...

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Tax Issues Related to Adoption Assistance and Adoption

Adoptive parents often ask whether adoption assistance (adoption subsidy) payments are taxable. Many also wonder about claiming their child as a dependent and using the child tax credit. NACAC reviewed related IRS publications, and below we offer our interpretation of these issues. Please know that NACAC is not a tax expert, and these opinions should not be considered legal or financial advice....

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Support for Minnesota Adoptive Families

In Minnesota, NACAC operates the Adoption Support Network, which provides a statewide network of support for adoptive families that includes:

Adoptive Parent Support

Experienced adoptive parents provide emotional support, information, resources, and referrals.

Support Groups

ASN offers more than 20 ongoing support groups around the state for adoptive parents, children, and youth who were adopted. We offer special support groups for teens and their adoptive parents and for families who adopted transracially. Click here to find a calendar of our Minnesota support groups . You can search for all Minnesota support groups in our...

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2018 NACAC Conference

2018 NACAC Conference

The annual NACAC conference is the most comprehensive adoption conference in North America!

Join us in Saint Paul, Minnesota, from August 8-10, 2018 (pre-conference session August 7) for the 2018 NACAC Conference.

[Please note: the 2018 NACAC conference will be held from Wednesday to Friday with the pre-conference session on Tuesday. This is a different schedule than in...

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Related topics : foster care and adoption information meetings / what is it like to adopt a child from foster care / adopting a child from foster care system / adopt a child in foster care / foster care and adoption

Child Support Payments and Title IV-E Adoption Assistance

In a similar child support case, the children were in the custody of parent A. Parent B wanted to deduct half of the amount of the children's subsidy payments from the child support payment. NACAC warns that this request was contrary to the federal intent of P.L. 96-272-The Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980. Subsidy payments are to follow the child and be used to benefit the child, not be counted as income for a parent.

According to federal Policy Interpretation Question (PIQ) 99-01:

Foster and...

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Related topics : federal adoption assistance and child welfare act of 1980 / adoption assistance and child welfare act of 1980 / adoption assistance and child welfare act / adopt a child in foster care / foster care and adoption information meetings