As Gladney families begin their adoption journey, I have the privilege of helping them navigate the financial side of their decision. Families that elect to pursue a Domestic Infant Adoption frequently have questions regarding financial resources that are available to them along the way. Questions regarding the Adoption Tax Credit, Employer Reimbursement Plans, grants, loans and fundraising websites are all topics that should be understood and researched early in the adoption process.
I was very happy to see the recent NCFA Adoption Advocate No. 121 article, Adoption Friendly Benefits in the Workplace: It is the Right Thing to Do, written by Rita Soronen that clearly explains these resources and the growing trend in the American workplace to provide adoption-friendly benefits to employees. It has been my experience working with families that the more they advocate for these type benefits, the more frequent and more meaningful the benefits have become.
Please take a moment to read the article and share it with families that may benefit from the information and encouragement to make their adoption dream a reality.