Here are a few links that may help get you started. We have NOT personally verified all of this information, so please make sure to check it out completely before submitting an application and please use your best judgement. If you know of more resources like the ones listed here, please be sure to contact me.
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Please Note: We are in the process of updating all of the information below. We hope to have a completely new Post-Adoption Resources page for you soon!
Help paying bills:
Medical Need Grants:
The UnitedHealthCare Children's Foundation:
The UHCCF distribues hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants annually to help improve access to medical services and items not covered, or not fully covered, by a family's current commercial health benefit plan. Families do not have to be covered by UnitedHealthCare to qualify. There are only a limited number of eligibility criteria:
The State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
SCHIP was established by the federal government ten years ago to provide health insurance to children in families at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty line. (Some statesare now higher than 200% level.)
More on SCHIP:
The following SCHIP state links courtesy of Adoption Services:
Look for a link to your state for more information: http://www.adoptionservices.org/child_health_insurance_1/index.htm
The following information is courtesy of Pearl S. Buck International:
Post-Permanency Resources (Mostly dealing with PN, but also addresses DE, NJ, and VA.)
Children With Special Healthcare Needs:
This is in addition to SCHIP info listed above.
These programs sometimes help fill in the gaps for needs that are not covered by the SCHIP, for example: some therapy, orthodontics, home care, counseling, etc.
Resource Directory for Children and Young Adults with Special Health Care Needs (from New York State Department of Health)
UIC Division of Specialized Care for Children
Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs