Can I claim my foster child or adopted child as a dependent?
You can claim a foster child dependent or adopted child dependent if the child was placed with you by one of these:
- An authorized placement agency
- Judgment, decree, or other court order
You can claim an adopted child if the adoption has been legally finalized.
Adopted and foster children are treated the same as biological dependents for tax purposes.
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