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Adoption Reimbursement

An active-duty member who adopts a child under 18 years of age may be reimbursed for up to $2,000 in adoption expenses per child, not to exceed $5,000 per calendar year.  Only one member of a dual-military household may claim the reimbursement.

To qualify, the adoption must be arranged by a state or local government agency within the United States, or a nonprofit agency authorized by a state or local government within the United States.  Adoption of children from overseas locations is reimbursable, but the agency or coordinator must be recognized by a state government in the United States.  Travel expenses to pick up the child may not be reimbursed.

Applications for reimbursement should be mailed to DFAS at the following address:

Defense Finance and Accounting Service
Cleveland Center (Code FMC)
1240 East Ninth Street
Cleveland, OH 44199-2059

Phone:   Commerical: 216-522-5576 DSN: 580-5576

OPNAVINST 1754.4 outlines the Department of the Navy's Adoption Reimbursement Policy.

Reimbursement form information link:       

Reimbursement Request for Adoption Expenses, DD Form 2675



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