Washington University offers an Adoption Benefit to eligible Washington University employees. This benefit provides financial assistance for those adopting children up to $5,000 for “qualified adoption expenses.” There is no cost to you for coverage, and the benefit is provided to all full-time faculty or staff, non-union employees.

Most expenses directly related to an adoption are reimbursable.

These may include:

  • Application fees
  • Home study fees
  • Agency and placement fees
  • Legal and court fees
  • Immigration, immunization and translation fees
  • Transportation, meal and lodging fees
  • Parent, child, and family adoption counseling.

Please refer to the Adoption Policy and resource for details.