Many adopting clients discover that their employer(s) will assist them with some of their adoption related expenses (Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Tandy are notable examples). A majority of these plans provide coverage for attorney fees, reimbursement of medical expenses, and some even provide for travel expenses. A fairly comprehensive list of employers participating in adoption benefits can be found at www.AdoptionBenefits.com . It’s worth the time to ask your employer about this potential benefit. The most common reason that companies don’t provide adoption assistance is that no one ever presented it as a priority issue.