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Special Needs Adoption

Special Needs Adoption

Adoptive parents who are committed to parenting a child with special needs are always needed.  In order to assist parents who are faced with additional medical bills for children born with birth defects, genetic conditions such as Down’s Syndrome or other disabilities, efforts are made to provide financial assistance to help pay the adoption expenses.  This adoption assistance assists the adoptive family with reaching their goal of finalizing their adoption and ensures a home for the special needs child.  Some of the resources available in special needs adoption include:


The mission of the Gift of Adoption Fund is to inspire adoption by providing grants to qualified adoptive families – giving children who need families a permanent home and a chance to thrive. Singles and married couples pursuing domestic adoption, or adopting from a Hague-compliant country, may apply for grants from $500 to $7,500.
For more information on the Gift of Adoption Fund, please go to their website at www.giftofadoption.org


Heart of Adoptions Alliance, Inc. provides financial assistance to families who are hindered by the lack of available resources for an adoption. These monies are provided as interest-free loans to adoptive parents. When the adoptive parents file their year-end tax returns, they apply for a tax credit for their qualified adoption expenses. These expenses include, but are not be limited to, adoption fees, court costs, legal fees and travel. When this credit is received with the couple’s tax refund, they repay the agency the original loan. The repaid loan is then used to help other families wanting to adopt so more children benefit.
For more information please contact Heart of Adoptions Alliance, Inc. at www.heartofadoptionsalliance.com or 800.590.1108. 

If you have questions about special needs adoption, please contact Jeanne T. Tate, P.A. (info@jtatelaw.com  or 813.258.3355).  We have focused our practice on adoption law for almost 30 years and have found forever homes for many special needs children.