New Jersey State Adoption Subsidy Profile
1. What specific factors or conditions does your State consider to determine that a child cannot be placed with adoptive parents without providing financial assistance? ("What is your State definition of special needs?") A child with special needs is defined as a child that has at least... Resources for Prospective Adoptive Parents
We receive a large number of questions through the National Parent Information Network Web site about what resources are available for prospective adoptive parents. Since the adoption process can be time-consuming and costly, particularly in the case of foreign adoptions, many families require... West Virginia State Adoption Subsidy Profile
1. What specific factors or conditions does your State consider to determine that a child cannot be placed with adoptive parents without providing financial assistance? ("What is your State definition of special needs?") A child with special needs is defined as a child that has at... Rhode Island Adoption Laws
Access to Adoption Records Who May Access Information Citation: Gen. Laws §§ 15-7.2-2; 15-7.2-7 The following persons may use the passive voluntary adoption reunion registry: Birth parents and adult birth siblings The adult adoptee Surviving relatives of a deceased...
IRS Can Help With Adoption
Uncle Sam offers you a tax break to help defray costs of your new family member. With RRSP season gone, it
With RRSP season behind us and tax season now underway, here are a few new things to focus on as you start to prepare your 2013 tax return Jennifer Openshaw: 3 ways to offset the high cost of adoption
The dollars and sense of adopting a new child into your family. Tax Reform Only A Mother Could Love
House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp, R-Mich., released his discussion draft of a tax reform bill this week. It starts out with the title, the Tax Reform Act of 2014. Simple enough. The rest of the draft is not so simple. But there is nothing simple about creating new winners and losers...
Looking For a Gift?
April 13, 2011, 6:18 pm
I want you to know at the outset that I do not know this woman personally--I found out about her, her business, and what she is doing for adoptive families from a story in the newspaper, and I was so touched by her work that I wanted to pass it along. Her name is Ann Andersson and makes jewelry... Help Extend the Adoption Tax Credit
March 22, 2012, 7:58 pm
When my husband and I started the adoption journey, the immense financial commitment was softened by a wonderful thing called the Adoption Tax Credit. Back then (before the dreaded “slowdown” in Ethiopia’s adoption program), we figured the adoption would be final in 2011, and we would be eligible... 3 Things you MUST know BEFORE looking for Adoption Grants
November 22, 2011, 3:12 pm
In the last ten years and through the completion of three international adoptions, I learned a great deal about adoption financial planning and resources. I would like to share some of what I learned with you.
Here are the three things that you must know before looking for adoption grants: