Office of Work-Life Programs - Adoption Reimbursement (Coast Guard)
The Adoption Reimbursement Program is available to the following members of Team Coast Guard:
  • Active Duty Coast Guard
  • Coast Guard Reservists on active duty for at least 180 days

Note: All other member of Team Coast Guard, while not eligible for reimbursement, are encouraged to use the National Adoption Directory and other web sites provided below to assist them in obtaining adoption information. 

The Adoption Reimbursement Program is intended to subsidize the adoption of children under 18 years of age for members of the Coast Guard.

Military Homefront
The decision to adopt is an exciting step for a family, but it can also be stressful and overwhelming. The Department of Defense (DoD) recognizes the importance of family as well as the role a service member’s family plays in overall career satisfaction and retention. For this reason, DoD supports service members’ decisions to adopt children and strives to support families during the adoption process.

DoD provides two main benefits to service members adopting an infant or child: reimbursement of adoption expenses up to a certain amount and the authorization for leaders to permit their service members up to twenty-one days of non-chargeable leave following an adoption.

For service members who are just starting the adoption process, installation service providers can help them identify local qualified adoption agencies. During and after the adoption process, service providers can assist service members by ensuring that they are aware of the benefits available to them from DoD and their Service, as well as how to access these benefits.

National Military Family Association
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Compassionate Corps Program
You served our country’s needs, and now we are here to serve yours. If you are a veteran or the spouse of a veteran who is suffering from infertility, you may be eligible for the Compassionate Corps Program. This program provides free fertility medication to those who are eligible.

The Compassionate Corps Program helps expand EMD Serono Fertility’s mission of advocating for people who want to have a child.

To be eligible for the Compassionate Corps Program, you must:

  • Be a retired member of the military or the spouse of one
  • Be a veteran or the spouse of a veteran who is:
  • Infertile due to a service-related injury
  • Not privately insured for infertility medications
  • Medically retired
  • Have been diagnosed by a physician as infertile and requiring IVF*/ART†

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
If you are in the military or your spouse is, you need to know what your options are for treatment for your infertility.
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