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adoption assistance

definition of adoption assistance:

payments and other benefits designed to offset the short- and long-term costs of adopting eligible children who have special needs. As a matter of policy, adoption assistance is meant to ensure that children with special needs have the opportunity to be adopted.

adoption assistance, as it might be used:

The provisions in the federal Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act relied on by the adoption applicant did not create individual rights enforceable in a law suit.
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