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And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
Many people thinking about adoption consider the financial aspect one of the greatest hurdles. Below we have listed several avenues God may use to provide for your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
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A number of foundations have been established to help fund adoption expenses. Churches committed to orphans ministry have started developing grant programs for members needing help. Following are a few organizations you may want to consider:
Federal adoption tax credit
Under this law adoptive families may be eligible to receive an income tax credit for their adoption expenses, to over $13,000. You can find additional information by calling 1-800-829-3676 or by accessing the IRS website at www.irs.ustreas.gov.
Special Needs Adoption
Many agencies offer significant reductions in fees for children with special needs. The definition of what conditions qualify as special needs can vary from agency to agency. Some are long-term conditions while others are treatable and correctable. Ask your agency what reductions in fees they offer for children with special needs.
Adoption from state foster care
In many states couples who adopt children from a state foster care system will pay little to nothing. If the child is considered a “special needs” child, he can receive a monthly subsidy.
Employee adoption benefits
Many corporations assist employees with adoption expenses. Contact your human resources department for more information. For a list of employers that offer such benefits call 1-800-TO-ADOPT.
The U.S. military will reimburse active duty personnel up to $2,000 in adoption expenses after adoption finalization has occurred.
National Endowment for Financial Education
Here you'll find out about expenses common to most adoptions, as well as those unique to the adoption of waiting children, to independent adoptions, and to international adoptions. You'll also learn about financial assistance and tax breaks available to adoptive parents. Visit National Endowment for Financial Education - How to Make Adoption an Affordable Option.