Adoption Subsidy and Assistance
Discovering Financial Resources to Support Children and Youth with Special Needs in Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship Families
This FFF webinar, recorded in winter and spring 2020 features four segments covering different options and programs that offer financial supports to some foster, adoptive and kinship families raising children and youth with disabilities. Watch all or forward through to the sections that cover topics of most relevance for your family. THANK YOU to Julie Bowman of Fairfax Co DFS, Sarah Pennington, of ABLEnow, and Sheri Abrams, Attorney at Law, for sharing their expertise.
Segment 1- Adoption Subsidy Agreements
Segment 2- ABLEnow special needs savings accounts
Segment 3- Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
Segment 4- Special Needs Trusts
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.