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Subsidies and Assistance for Parents Who Adopt a Child With Special Needs in Kansas

Subsidies and Assistance for Parents Who Adopt a Child With Special Needs in Kansas
January 1, 2022 James Greenier

People interested in adopting a special needs child in Kansas might have questions about what subsidies and financial assistance are available. The State of Kansas offers several programs that encourage prospective parents who have the desire to adopt a special needs child are not deterred due to economic reasons. In addition, specific assistance and subsidies are available for families interested in adopting a child with special needs.

Each year children with disabilities are seeking loving homes. Because children with special needs typically incur medical and therapeutic expenses, the government does not want these financial costs to prevent children from finding a home. The State of Kansas has special subsidies and assistance programs to help offset the additional expenses that families would need to care for a special needs child adequately. These special needs subsidies become active once the adoption has been finalized and typically last until the child turns 18 unless the need continues into the age of majority. In that case, the assistance could be extended.

In the State of Kansas, specific assistance programs were created to help adoptive parents with the additional financial requirements an adopted child with special needs will experience. In addition to state programs, there are federal adoption assistance programs, referred to as Title IV-E and non-Title IV-E. These are based on the child’s physical, mental, and psychological health history. The child may also qualify for additional state or federal assistance programs. The severity of their disability determines the amount they would receive from these programs.

Subsidy programs are also available for both public and private adoptions. Discuss your family’s desires for adoption and explore your ability to receive state or federal financial assistance with our experienced Kansas adoption attorney. Our attorney has decades of experience and will be able to review and explore the eligibility requirements and available options.

Our Experienced Kansas Adoption Attorney Can Answer Your Questions Today

The process of adopting a child with special needs can be both exciting and stressful. Get the answers you need by contacting the Kansas Adoption Attorney at McDowell Chartered Legal Services today at (316) 633-4322 to discuss special needs subsidies and assistance options available so you can move forward with your Kansas adoption with confidence and reassurance.