A-Z Glossary

Many adoption, foster care and child welfare vocabulary are subject to interpretation. This glossary identifies commonly held definitions for terminology that can be found in the field. It defines common acronyms and provides comprehensive definitions for a broad range of terms. The glossary will be updated as new terminology emerges in the field and as new legislation is enacted.

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There are 2 names in this directory beginning with the letter Q.
Qualified Adoption Expense
In U.S. tax law, the expenses eligible for the adoption credit, which is a direct dollar-for-dollar reduction in one’s tax liability for each child under the age of 18 that a taxpayer adopts. Qualified adoption expenses include attorney’s fees, court costs, and traveling expenses. It is important to note, however, that expenses incurred while adopting one’s spouse’s child are not qualified adoption expenses.

Qualified Adoptive Parent
This term refers to an adoptive parent who meets the requirements qualifications to adopt which may be set forth by state law, an adoption agency or country with an international adoption program.

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