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.
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.
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.
Adoption and foster care are great ways to start or grow your family, and the Defense Department offers support to military families that are fostering or adopting family members.
Did you know that Military OneSource can support you with your everyday questions? Consultants are available anytime, ready to help you get the answers you need.
If you are filing taxes on behalf of yourself or a family member with special needs, you may be eligible for certain tax breaks.
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.
You know the drill: paperwork comes with the military. It also comes into play for legal protections — in your professional and personal life.
Knowing what to expect when you meet with an attorney can make your meeting more productive and efficient. Get the most out of your time together by following these tips before and during your meeting.
When legal issues arise, service members and their families have a number of resources at their fingertips, much of it free. Legal assistance is available whether you need an expert to review a contract, help with estate planning, finalize deployment-related legal documents, or get advice on mediation for child custody.
Although writing a last will and testament is not required, it is recommended that service members and their families have wills, even if you do not have kids or valuable property. A valid will is a legally binding document that ensures your wishes are carried out after your death.
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.
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.
The information in this article will help you understand the benefits and protections available for lesbian and gay service members.
The military recently adopted a new retirement plan called the Blended Retirement System which extends benefits to a lot more service members than the old plan. The good news: the BRS can put your service member on the path to long-term financial security. And, the more a service member contributes to their own retirement, the more the Department of Defense matches it.
Military family members who need help speaking or writing in English can get a language translator through Military OneSource when their service members are deployed or temporarily assigned. Anyone eligible for the Military OneSource program can take advantage of these free services.
If you are a military spouse making an OCONUS move or a foreign-born spouse coming to the United States, Military OneSource offers translation and interpretation services to help ease relocation stress. This no-cost service is offered by the Department of Defense.
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.
As the one source to connect you to your best MilLife, Military OneSource provides both a robust website full of information and a call center with a team of friendly professionals standing ready to assist you with any need you have. We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by telephone and online to help you with everyday life and your biggest milestones.