Adoption Benefits and Allowances for Service Members

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If you're considering adopting, you may be eligible for benefits beyond the biggest one of all — the joy of welcoming a child into your family. You will be amply supported during this major life decision, from assistance with adoption expenses to tax credits and non-chargeable leave.

The Department of Defense Adoption Reimbursement Program, health care benefits, the federal tax credit, and time off to spend with your new child are among the programs designed to help with this family transition. Learn about all the benefits available to you so you can be well informed as you approach adoption.

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