Adoption Subsidy

If you are willing and able to adopt a child with special needs, but feel you may not be able to afford the total cost of raising a child, the New Jersey Subsidized Adoption Program can help.  About 98% of children adopted through Child Protection and Permanency (CP&P) receive adoption subsidy.

Subsidies can help adoptive families by providing:

  • A regular monthly payment including clothing allowance to help parents meet everyday needs.
  • A one-time payment that covers the legal fees related to adoption.
  • Medicaid coverage for the child to assist with any physical or psychological condition that is not covered by the family's own insurance.
  • Children with disabilities may be able to receive special services for a specific medical, health, or equipment need, which may be approved on a case-by-case basis.
  • Out-of-state medical coverage (for most states).
  • Post-Adoption Counseling Support services are available to adoptive families.
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