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Category: Credits

What adoption expenses can and cannot be claimed?

Qualified adoption expenses include:

  • Adoption fees
  • Attorney fees
  • Court costs
  • Travel expenses (including meals and lodging) while away from home
  • Re-adoption expenses relating to the adoption of a foreign child

Qualified adoption expenses do not include expenses:

  • That violate state or federal law,
  • For carrying out a surrogate parenting arrangement,
  • For the adoption of your spouse's child,
  • Paid or reimbursed by your employer or any other person or organization, or
  • Allowed as a credit or deduction under any other provision of federal income tax law.

For further information on Adoption Credits, click here.