While mobile military life isn’t a barrier to adoption, there are some aspects of adoption that are unique to military life. A Military OneSource adoption consultant is specially trained in military adoptions and can help you navigate the process.

You should know:

  • Consultants can offer information on various types of adoption, financial assistance, helpful agencies and more.
  • The military offers adoption reimbursement to families, with eligible service members able to receive up to $2,000 per adopted child and up to $5,000 per calendar year.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Defense Department has announced that applications for adoption reimbursement may be accepted past the two-year deadline. The exception to policy is effective immediately and will remain in effect through Feb. 28, 2022. View the policy details to find out if you qualify for the extension.

Active duty, National Guard and reserve service members and their families are eligible for free, confidential adoption consultations.

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