Adoption Assistance

The adoption financial assistance benefit will provide $5,000 (before taxes) per adopted child for full-time associates and $1,500 (before taxes) per adopted child for part-time associates, to help with expenses associated with adopting a child. 

Expenses are eligible if they are reasonable and necessary, and are directly related to the adoption of a child.  Examples of eligible expenses include:

  1. Licensed adoption agency fees (including fees for placement and parental counseling)
  2. Legal costs, such as attorney fees and court costs
  3. Charges for temporary foster care before placement
  4. Travel expenses to gain physical custody of the adopted child

In order to qualify for this benefit, the associate must meet the following criteria:

  1. Actively employed by The Home Depot on a full-time or part-time basis for at least one year at the time the adoption is finalized
  2. Remain an active employee with The Home Depot for one year after the benefit is paid out 
  3. The child being adopted must be under 18 years of age
  4. The adopted child cannot be the child of the associate, their spouse or domestic partner
  5. If both parents are Home Depot associates, only one may apply for the reimbursement
  6. Request for reimbursement must be made within 90 days after the adoption is finalized

Click here for the Adoption Reimbursement Application.