Adoption And Adoption Assistance Programs

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Foster Children who are emancipated out of foster care are in danger of becoming homeless because Foster Homes are allowing many unfit parents to adopt, they are emancipated before they can find a job that can support them, and they are not being taught the skills to avoid homelessness. It is hard to define the motives of someone who wants to adopt a child from foster care since it is truly hard to fully understand the intentions of anyone. When people come into the foster home, the people who work at these homes want to believe that the future parents looking to adopt these children would provide them a loving place to stay and that the sole purpose for their adoption is to provide a better home for the child. Sadly, this is not always the case. In some cases, the reasons why people adopt are because of the benefits that they will receive. An official notice stated by the IRS, Topic 607: Adoption Credit and Adoption Assistance Programs (2015), it states: “Tax benefits for adoption include both a tax credit for qualified adoption expenses paid to adopt an eligible child and an exclusion from income for employer-provided adoption assistance. The credit is nonrefundable, which means it is limited to your tax liability for the year. However, any credit in excess of your tax liability may be carried forward for up to five years. The maximum amount (dollar limit) for 2015 is $13,400 per child” (IRSGOV). If the person who adopts the child is able to make the claim, they could earn up to $13,400 for every child they adopt. For example, in the state of Maryland, the maximum number a household could adopt is six children according to Adoption Makes a Family. There is a criterion in order to be able to adopt that many numbers of childre... ... middle of paper ... ...d think differently and behave differently. They’ve already lived this lifestyle and they cannot change it, so instead of trying to restrain them and trying to fix them, they just need a different outlet or another way to cope instead of the negative ways they have grown accustomed to. To prepare them for the real world, they should instead send them to a rehabilitation center as opposed to a psychiatric hospital. The definition of rehabilitation according to Merriam-Webster dictionary is to bring something back to normal. A psychiatric hospital treats mental illness and that’s what these foster kids do not have. They simply do not understand the lifestyle that most people have the luxury of living, so with a rehabilitation center, they could help bring children back to the understanding of that lifestyle which would also help them be able to live on their own.

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