Resources for financing adoption
Resources for Financing Adoption
The cost of adoption is often a major obstacle to families choosing to build their families through adoption. Any Indiana adoptive parents eligible for the federal tax credit would also be eligible for the proposed state credit
Agency fees and adoption costs are broken down and staggered over the course of the adoption process. We’ve compiled a list of the various options of financial support and resources available to make your adoption journey affordable and possible. The Indiana adoption tax credit is a valuable benefit to adoptive families and can help ease the financial burden adoptive families undertake to provide loving, permanent families for children in need.
Adoption Tax Credit*
A tax credit, which can be claimed for eligible adoption-related expenses.
- Federal Adoption Tax Credit (IRS):
Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number
Answers common questions about the adoption taxpayer identification number, the
temporary number assigned by the
Internal Revenue Service to a child pending finalization of his or her adoption.
- Federal Adoption Tax Credit (Articles):
Adoption Tax Credit FAQs (nacac.org) North American Council on Adoptable Children:
How the Federal Adoption Tax Credit Works | The Motley Fool The Motley Fool
Adoption Tax Credit 2021 | Beresford Booth PLLC (beresfordlaw.com) Beresford Booth PLLC
Adoption Tax Credit- Adoption Learning Partners
Offers an online course to help adoptive families determine their eligibility for the adoption tax
credit, understand how the tax credit works, create a system for tracking and documenting
expenses, and prepare for filing taxes.
- Indiana Adoption Tax Credit:
*(Consult with your tax professional when using these tax credits)
Many employers offer adoption benefit plans, which are company-sponsored programs that financially assist or reimburse employees for adoption-related expenses. Be sure to check with your employers’ human resources department.
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Personal Savings and Bank Loans
- Home Equity Loan
- Equity Line of Credit with the interest qualifying for tax deduction
- Adoption Loan Programs at Credit Unions
- Borrow from the cash value of your life insurance policy
- Borrow from your 401(k) account and repay the principle and interest
Grants and Loans
Connects prospective adoptive families to available grants based on adoption status, actual adoption expenses, and donor designations.
- A Child Waits Foundation
Provides resources for families seeking grants and loans for international adoptions.
- Gift of Adoption Fund
Provides grants to adoptive parents.
- Help Us Adopt
Awards grants to qualified prospective adoptive parents.
- National Adoption Foundation
Offers financial assistance, services, and support for families before, during, and after adoptions are finalized.
Adoption Assistance for Military Families
- Child welfare Information Gateway https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/f_militia.pdf
- Adoption Financial Resources - National Council For Adoption (adoptioncouncil.org)
National Council for Adoption
Includes information on a broad range of resources available to prospective adoptive parents.
- Site Index Search | Internal Revenue Service (irs.gov)