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Adoption – The Essentials

The military life isn’t a barrier to adoption anymore. Adoption agencies now know that military families can provide adopted children with wonderful homes. Adoption can be a great way to start and grow your family; however, you should make this decision carefully, and consider some aspects unique to military life when deciding to adopt.

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Adoption – The Essentials

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.

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5 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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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.

New Parent Support Department of Defense Service Regulations and Orders

Military programs are governed by federal law, Department of Defense policy and additional policies specific to the branches of service. Below are service-specific policies that govern parenting programs in the military including the New Parent. …

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 and Children – Benefits

Raising a family can be costly. As a service member, you qualify for numerous family benefits that assist with the expenses of the necessary items – education, medical care and child care. Take advantage of all your military benefits, including. …
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TRICARE’s Maternity and Well-Child Coverage

This webinar will discuss TRICARE’s maternity and well-child benefit, as well as general information related to enrolling children (newborns, pre-adoptive and adopted) in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System.. …

Top 10 Questions About Military OneSource Specialty Consultations

Life can throw you a curveball sometimes, whether it's taking care of your wounded warrior, finding a caring assisted living community for your mom or getting your fitness training back on track. Specialty consultations give you the chance to. …
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Why It’s Important to Know Your Family’s Medical History

Genes impact more than just eye color and height. They also play a big part in your health. The health of your family members and their medical conditions, past and present, could have a big impact on you, and it’s worth finding out as much as you can.

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MilTax: Tax Services for the Military

MilTax preparation and e-filing software is available mid-January through mid-October. Powered by an industry-leading tax service provider, it’s designed to address situations specific to the military. This easy-to-use, self-paced tax software walks you through a series of questions to help you complete and electronically file your federal return and up to three state tax forms. Calculations are 100% accurate – guaranteed by the software provider.

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Other Legal Issues – The Essentials

Preparing a will or filing adoption papers aren’t the only occasions where you’ll need the help of an attorney. Legal assistance is useful in a variety of situations, from reviewing leasing agreements to designing a family care plan.

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MilParent Power Is Help for Parents

MilParent Power offers helpful information and practical tools to help busy military parents build family togetherness, readiness and resilience.

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Legal – Benefits

The information contained on this website is designed to educate and inform service members and their families on their personal legal affairs. Nothing contained in the website is a substitute for the competent legal advice of a licensed. …
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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.

Exceptional Family Members

The National Military Families Association strives to educate military families about their rights and about benefits and services available to them. The association also provides military families. …
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Military OneSource Live Chat

Technology is on your side when it comes to getting the information you need. Instead of spending hours online researching articles, check out the live chat feature on the Military OneSource website. You type in your question and receive a quick response with the information you need. Live chat makes the existing Military OneSource services even easier to access.