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Relative or Stepchild Adoptions - You can afford it.

Taking on the obligation of caring for a grandchild, stepchild, relative child or foster care child can be very fulfilling. However, it can also be financially taxing especially if you consider the cost of raising a child from birth to adulthood in today's day and age. Why consider adoption in such a case?

Other than providing permanence and security to a child, the adoptive parent(s) will also receive some much needed financial relief, incentives and assistance. The federal credit, which was made permanent at the beginning of 2013, is the largest refundable tax credit available to individual taxpayers. The tax credit offsets qualified expenses, making adoption viable for some families who could not otherwise afford it. Qualified expenses are reasonable and necessary fees which include court costs, attorney fees, traveling expenses and other expenses directly related to the legal adoption of a child. Note however that these expenses do not include expenses for adopting your spouse's child. Go to for updated and additional information.

In addition to grants adoptive parents can apply for, the Florida Department of Children and Families also provides financial incentives which includes expense reimbursement, college tuition scholarships, maintenance subsidies and medical subsidies.

Adoption provides a sense of stability to both a child and adoptive parent. The fear that the biological parent will "change their mind" or "show up" one day will be a thing of the past. If you are a grandparent who has been caring for a grandchild or a family member who has taking on the incredible responsibility of raising a child of the family, adoption should be considered. Don't allow the cost to deter you from a beautiful commitment. There is assistance out there for and many programs to help you provide the best care and opportunities to your child. They deserve it and so do you.

If you are interested in adopting a child give us a call at Solaris Law Group. We will help you navigate the process and make the experience a pleasure and fulfilling one.

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