For colleagues seeking to grow their families through adoption, we are excited to share that HSHS will cover up to $7,500 of eligible expenses for adopting a child. Colleagues are eligible for adoption assistance if they have been employed with HSHS and eligible for Flexplan benefits for at least six months.

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 Colleague Service Center for additional help or details surrounding adoption assistance.