The federal government offers adoption credit and assistance programs to families who adopt an eligible child. Expenses eligible for federal tax credit include:
- Reasonable and necessary adoption fees,
- Court costs and attorney fees,
- Traveling expenses (including amounts spent for meals and lodging while away from home), and
- Other expenses that are directly related to and for the principal purpose of the legal adoption of an eligible child.
To learn more details and qualifications for federal adoption tax credit, visit https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc607.