BJC offers financial assistance if you use a licensed agency to adopt a child under age 18. A combination of documented expenses, including agency and legal fees and pre-adoption costs are accepted for reimbursement.
Full-time employees (35 hours or more per week) with one year of service, are eligible to receive $5,000 per child. Part-time benefits-eligible employees (at least 24 hours per week) with one year of service, are eligible to receive $2,500 per child.
The financial assistance is not currently subject to federal, state, or local income tax withholding; however, it is subject to social security and Medicare (FICA), federal unemployment (FUTA), and retirement tax withholding. Tax laws and their interpretation are subject to change.
For more information and the reimbursement request form, see HR Policy 4.10 Adoption Benefit, posted to ourPolicies on myBJCnet.