Prior to a baby adoption or other form of adoption and assessment of viability for some sort of Federal aid, a home study may need to be completed. If a couple is not serious about adopting and/or is just not fit for the task of raising a child, chances are the adoption will not even go through and there will be no need for funds to be levied.
From the time adoptive parents mark babies for adoption to the time they reach adolescence, assistance rates may need to be adjusted based on changing circumstances, be they financial or other. Within a program of recurring adoption assistance, parents should not hesitate to try to renegotiate the terms of their relief if their child legitimately needs it.
Aside from the above considerations, adoptive parents are advised to keep a watchful eye on any deadlines for Government help applications. Additionally, they would be wise to approach the application process from the perspective that Federal funds are limited, and so not every family will be able to secure assistance.