Interested in Adoption? Talk to a Military OneSource Specialty Consultant Today!

(From the MILITARY ONESOURCE November 2016 Newsletter)

Adoption can be rewarding for everyone involved. It can also raise a lot of questions. How do I get started? Does it cost a lot of money? What is the adoption process like? Whether you are just starting out or pursuing a kinship or stepparent adoption, Military OneSource can help. Call Military OneSource any time at 800-342-9647 to ask for an adoption consultation.

A Military OneSource adoption consultant can:

Offer details on different types of adoptions, the costs and how to get started

Search for and provide resources for your domestic or international adoption, including but not limited to:

Private adoption agencies

Home study services

Adoptive family counseling

Foster-to-adopt programs

Family court services for private and kinship adoptions

Research state adoption regulations, such as mandatory length of stay and home study requirements, and contact information for your Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC)

Refer you to adoption agencies that work specifically with overseas service members

Locate support groups for adoptive parents in your area

Send you information on financial assistance for adoption expenses, such as:

The United States Department of Finance and Accounting Services DoD adoption reimbursement program for eligible active duty service members, which can reimburse up to $2,000 per child and $5,000 maximum.

Low-interest loans and grants available through various organizations