For colleagues seeking to grow their families through adoption, HSHS provides financial support for eligible adoption expenses. Colleagues who have been employed with HSHS and eligible for Flexplan benefits for at least six months will be able to receive reimbursement up to $7,500 per child.

See the HSHS Adoption Assistance Program in action below.


Eligible expenses 

  • Application fees
  • Home studies
  • Agency and placement fees
  • Legal fees and court costs
  • Immigration, immunization and translation fees
  • Transportation, meals and lodging
  • Parent, child and family adoption counseling

Ineligible expenses

  • Embryo adoption or surrogacy fees
  • Voluntary donations or contributions
  • Legal fees incurred to obtain custody or guardianship of your own child or step child
  • Legal fees incurred to adopt a step child
  • Personal items for the child
  • Expenses that have been or will be reimbursed through other reimbursement programs

*If HSHS employs both parents, only one colleague can utilize the financial reimbursement benefit*

Please contact the HSHS HR Service Center for additional help or details surrounding adoption assistance.