‘Financial Resources’ Articles
Enhancement funds are available for certain children and youth who have been abused, abandoned or neglected through Family Programs Hawai‘i. Follow link to learn more.
Tax Information for Resource Caregivers (formerly referred to as Foster Parents) and Adoptive Parents
Links to important IRS documents for foster and adoptive parents.
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.
During the week of September 27, 2010 the IRS released guidance stating that adoption tax credit amounts carried forward from previous years are also refundable, so even parents who adopted as long ago as 2005 can benefit from the new law. These changes mean that if you adopted a foster child between 2005 and 2010 and […]
Provides funding for eligible families to pay for preschool costs. The program does not look at the foster parent’s income or work activity, so the income eligiblity limits do not apply.
A free, fun, educational banking program that presents the basics of smart money management in an easy-to-use format.
Family Programs Hawai’i (formerly Foster Family Programs) receives money from the Bradley and Victoria Geist Foundation and the Theresa Hughes Foundation to provide Enhancements Funds to children. These enhancement funds can be applied for when all other funding sources have been tapped. Activities and items that have been funded in the past include tutors; summer […]