Adoption Subsidy and Assistance

The Who, What, When, Where, and Why: Understanding Foster Care in Virginia webinar
May 08, 2024

This webinar, originally broadcast live on May 8, 2024 and hosted by Formed Families Forward, provides an overview of foster care in Virginia. Veteran DSS caseworker Shawn Nashwinter and foster/adoptive parent Melissa Lebling share specifics on training, eligibility and approval for foster or resource parents and address common questions.

 

  • PDF, The Who, What, When, Where, and Why: Understanding Foster Care in Virginia webinar

    Webinar Slides

  • Video, The Who, What, When, Where, and Why: Understanding Foster Care in Virginia webinar

    Webinar recording


North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)

The North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) has compiled information about subsidies (adoption assistance) by state.

 

  • Website, North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)


The Child Welfare Information Gateway

The Child Welfare Information Gateway has a fact sheet describing subsidies, including Federal title IV-E eligibility requirements.

  • Factsheet, The Child Welfare Information Gateway

  • Website, The Child Welfare Information Gateway


SSI, Adoption Assistance and other federal programs report

Social Security Advisory Board statement on the Supplemental Security Income program

The Social Security Administration was asked to conduct a comprehensive review of the children’s SSI program. In 2014, this review looked specifically at children in the foster care system. This report offers some clarification of income and eligibility requirements across programs.

  • Website, SSI, Adoption Assistance and other federal programs report


Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation, Health and Human Services
May 01, 2011

Children Adopted from Foster Care: Adoption Agreements, Adoption Subsidies and Other Post-Adoption Supports

  • Website, Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation, Health and Human Services


Policy Clarification from U.S. Department of Education

2013 Policy Clarification from U.S. Department of Education re: excluding extended foster care payments as income on FAFSA can be viewed here.

  • Report, Policy Clarification from U.S. Department of Education


Virginia Department of Social Services

Information sheet on the Virginia Adoption Assistance Program.

  • Document, Virginia Department of Social Services