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Military OneSource Adoption Consultations

The mobile military life isn’t a barrier to adoption anymore. Military families can provide adopted children with wonderful homes. Adoption can be a great way to start and grow your family. But there are some aspects to adoption that are unique to military life.

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Foster Parenting and Military Adoption

Military families who adopt or foster provide loving homes to children who need them. Learning about adopting or fostering while in the military will help you support your loved ones as they go through the process.

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6 Adoption Options

Military life is no longer a barrier to adoption as it once was. However, the adoption process can be a complicated journey and goes more smoothly with a little guidance and information.

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Tax Breaks for Families With Special Needs

If you are filing taxes on behalf of yourself or a family member with special needs, you may be eligible for certain tax breaks.

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How Military Parents Can Create Safe Sleeping Environments for Infants

One of the easiest ways for military parents to keep your children safe – and avoid the possibility of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS – is to arrange for a safe sleep place before your infant comes home from the hospital.

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Stepsiblings Now Included in Gold Star Lapel Button Program

The Gold Star Lapel Button Program has expanded to include stepsiblings among survivors eligible for the honor of receiving and wearing a pin recognizing the loss of their service member.

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State Consultants Offer Local Support

Need to connect with financial, health, employment or other services in your local community? Military OneSource’s state consultants bring help directly to you, offering outreach services to support members of the military community when and where they need it most.

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Adoption and Foster Care

Learn about how Military OneSource adoption consultations can help military families with all aspects of adoption and foster care, including understanding the different types of adoption available, connecting to resources and contacts throughout. …
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Adoption and Foster Care — The Essentials

Learn about resources that can help you navigate the adoption or foster care process and support your new family.

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Adoption Consultations – The Essentials

Some aspects of adoption and foster care are unique to military life. A Military OneSource adoption consultant is specially trained in military adoptions to help you navigate the process.

Parent Support Websites

These resources include information on adoptions, new parent support systems and other tools to help first-time parents. Adoption AdoptUSKids: AdoptUSKids is a federally funded project. …
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Parenting – Benefits

As a service member, you qualify for numerous military benefits that assist you with the expenses of raising a family, including adoption allowances and grants.

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Parenting – Resources

As a service member, you have access to a number of resources that can assist you with each phase of parenthood — from those sleep-deprived nights with your newborn to the busy days of helping your teen prepare for college. Here are some. …
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For Youth & Teens – Resources

As a service member, you have many resources available to help your military family thrive and support your child’s education. This list of resources for children and youth can connect your family to opportunities that can prepare your children. …