Adoption Assistance

Army Reserve: Drilling

Benefit Fact Sheet

Summary

Eligible Service members serving on active duty may be reimbursed a maximum of $2,000 per Child for qualifying expenses related to the adoption of Children under age 18, up to a maximum of $5,000 per calendar year for multiple adoptions.

Eligibility

Army Reserve Service members on drill status are not eligible for reimbursement of adoption expenses.

Additional Information

For more information, please visit the Adoption Assistance web pages maintained by the Department of Defense:

DoD Adoption Reimbursement Policy:
https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/dodi/134109p.pdf

Reimbursement of Adoption Expenses:
https://comptroller.defense.gov/Portals/45/documents/fmr/Volume_07a.pdf

Defense Finance and Accounting Service:
https://www.dfas.mil/dfas/militarymembers/payentitlements/adoptionreimbursement.html

Document Review Date: 26 November 2018