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Palmetto Health is committed to promoting a work-life balance for our team members. The Adoption Assistance Program provides monetary assistance for qualifying team members. For questions, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • The Adoption Assistance Program pays, upon placement in the home, up to $5,000 per eligible team member for adoption-related expenses. The program will pay $2,500 per child, with a maximum of two children.
  • Any full-time or part-time (working at least 20 hours per pay period) benefits-eligible team member qualifies for adoption assistance once during the lifetime of his/her employment with Palmetto Health. If both you and your spouse/partner are Palmetto Health team members, the benefit maximum may not exceed $2,500 per child, and $5,000 for the lifetime of the team member.
  • Eligible team members will receive one (1) week of paid leave, as well as six (6) weeks of unpaid leave.
  • Adopted children must be under age 18. They may be biologically related to either parent.
  • Adoptions made through public, private, domestic, international and independent means are eligible.
  • Upon placement in the home, eligible adoption-related expenses will be reimbursed to a maximum of $2,500 per child. Reasonable and necessary expenses directly related to the adoption are reimbursable, including:
    • Agency and placement fees
    • Attorney fees, other legal fees and court costs
    • Medical expenses related to the child’s birth
    • Medical maternity expenses for biological mother not covered by insurance
    • Required medical expenses for child prior to adoption
    • Temporary foster care expenses incurred prior to placement
    • Immigration fees
    • Immunization costs
    • Translation services
    • Transportation and lodging expenses

Upon placement of the child in your home, a copy of your adoption certificate and itemized receipts for eligible incurred expenses should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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