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North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)

The North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) maintains an excellent web site that includes an outstanding section on Adoption Subsidies. A general overview of adoption subsidies can be found on the NACAC site at: This page includes links to NACAC’s:

  • Adoption Subsidy Fact Sheets
  • Adoption Subsidy Definitions (of terms) and
  • State Subsidy Profiles

The Adoption Subsidy Fact Sheets include topics such as:

  • Adoption Subsidies after Finalization
  • Child Support Payments and Title IV-E Adoption Assistance
  • Dissolution of Adoption or Death of Adoptive Parents
  • Fair Hearings and Appeals
  • Guidelines for Terminating Adoption Assistance Agreements
  • High-Risk Definitions of Special Needs
  • International Adoption and Subsidies
  • Interstate Placements and Adoption Subsidies
  • Negotiating Subsidy Agreements
  • Renegotiating Subsidy Agreements
  • Social Security Numbers
  • Taxes
  • Title IV-E Eligibility & Benefits