Planning to adopt? Lam will reimburse you up to $10,000 per minor child for adoption-related expenses.

Need to enroll your newest family member in benefits?

Here’s how

What you need to know

If you’re legally adopting a child, you are eligible for reimbursement of adoption expenses up to a maximum of $10,000 per child. You can submit one adoption reimbursement request per finalized adoption.

What’s covered?

  • Reasonable and customary public or private adoption agency fees, such as legal and court fees and child expenses when the child temporarily lives at another location before being placed in your home
  • Medical expenses and expenses for biological parents (e.g., medical, living, counseling, transportation to doctor appointments)

What’s not covered?

  • Voluntary donations or contributions to an adoption agency that are unrelated to the agency fees for the adoption
  • Costs to obtain guardianship or custody of a child that are not associated with the legal adoption of the child

What you need to do

Submit your reimbursement request within one year after the adoption is final—or while the adoption is in progress if the expenses are more than $10,000 or they represent your total adoption expenses. Email the completed form to the Benefits Department at Approved expenses are reimbursed after the adoption is final.

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