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.