Resources for Adoptive Parents

Christian Family Care provides pre- and post-adoption support services to adoptive parents that many attorneys do not provide. Our home study process equips and prepares families to be adoptive parents.

As an adoptive parent, you can be sure that we always share all information about individual infants and birth families.

Counseling support and trainings for adoptive parents

Our professional staff will then continue to provide support services for families and children after the adoption is complete.

Click on the button below to see all of our counseling support and trainings for adoptive families.

Financial support for adoptive parents

Federal and State Tax Credits

The federal adoption credit provides significant and important savings for all but the wealthiest families. While it’s not refundable, the credit can be carried forward for up to five years, too—which may significantly reduce your tax burden over time.

There’s also an Arizona Adoption Expense Deduction that you may qualify for based on your adoption expenses.

In either case, you will need to speak with your tax professional.* To learn more, please visit the North American Council on Adoptable Children’s tax credit page.


Employee Benefits Programs

Many companies offer adoption benefits to their employees. These often include unpaid leave and direct reimbursement up to a certain amount upon placement.

If your employer does not currently offer adoption benefits, ask about their availability: You may be able to convince your company to offer them. Your employer may also have an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). This benefit helps employees deal with unusual personal situations or problems.


Adoption Loans and Grants

The National Adoption Foundation distributes grants to adoptive parents four times a year.

They also provide adoption loans. While it’s not ideal to borrow money, adoptive families may find a loan necessary—especially if they’re waiting on a tax credit or employer reimbursement to make ends meet.

Additionally, some banks offer low-interest loans or credit lines for adoptive parents.

If you have further questions, please contact us.


* Disclaimer: The above information is meant to serve as a basic understanding of the federal adoption tax credit and Arizona adoption expense deduction. This summary does not constitute personal tax advice to the reader and is only offering general information. You should seek professional advice for your own situation as the most appropriate tax planning depends on your personal circumstances.


Words of encouragement

Read this article for some encouragement for families pursuing adoption.

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