Adoption subsidies are available for children with special needs. Federal subsidies were created by Congress (through Public Law 96-272—the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980) to encourage the adoption of special needs children and remove the financial disincentives to adoption for the families.
North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) has just released their policy statement regarding Adoption Assistance.
The North American Council on Adoptable Children Adoption Subsidy Resource Center has provided this fact sheet (August 2007) on renegotiating or modifying adoption subsidy agreements. Download the fact sheet for details. Download: Renegotiating Adoption Subsidy
To avoid problems and protect children, it is recommended that adoptive parents request a new Social Security number upon finalization.
A survey of adoptive parents released by Children’s Rights shows the importance of adoption subsidies in ensuring that children in foster care can be adopted and grow up in permanent families.
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This new online documentary speaks to the issues related to adoptee access to their original birth certificates. It is “Vital Records,” a 20 minute film by Jean Strauss, and can be found at http://web.mac.com/fbeavers/iWeb/Access%202006/Movie.html. In the voices of birth parents, adoptive parents, adoptees, and their allies we hear rebutted all of the arguments presented against access. […]