Adoption Benefits
Get help with your expenses.
Get financial help
Thinking of adopting? We can help cover up to $5,000 of your costs when you welcome a new family member through adoption.

Adoption is expensive. We can help.


Financial help

Walmart can help cover the cost of
some of your adoption expenses
—up to $5,000 per child.


Eligible costs

Most adoption-related expenses — from
legal fees to travel costs — are
eligible for this benefit.


Filing deadline

Once the adoption is finalized,
you’ve got 180 days to file your
paperwork for this benefit.

Who’s eligible?
  • Full-time hourly associates who have worked for Walmart for at least 12 months
  • All salaried associates from your date of hire
How it works
  • Walmart can help offset the cost of many adoption-related expenses, including:
    • 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
  • Complete a request form once your adoption is finalized.
  • Attach documents to support each expense.
  • Return your form and documentation within 180 days of the adoption date.
Plan details and limits
  • You can receive a maximum of $5,000 per child.
  • There’s also an annual maximum of $10,000 and a lifetime maximum of $20,000.
  • For details, including exactly what costs are eligible, check out the FAQ, or see the official policy.
  • If you have questions, call People Services at 800-421-1362.    

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Need help?

Call People Services at 800-421-1362.