September 23, 2019 Adoption

Advocating for Adoption Assistance

By: Jennifer Hostetter

For the most part, foster parents receive a large amount of financial support from their State to help provide for the daily needs of foster children in their home. Most would argue, and they would not be wrong, that the financial support received is not enough. Too add to this strain, when a foster child can be adopted, additional cuts in these subsidies make it harder on those willing to adopt. Because of this, it is important to know and understand the adoption assistance subsidy programs available, how the subsidy is determined, how to challenge them, and how to maximize your client’s adoption subsidy.

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