Adoption Resources

PG&E provides an adoption assistance benefit of up to $2,000 per child to help pay for adoption-related expenses for when you adopt a child. If you are an active employee who has completed six months of service and actively employed when the adoption becomes final, you are eligible for the program. Interns, non-employee contractors, agency workers, hiring hall employees and retired employees are not eligible.


The adoption must be final and you will need to include the Decree of Final Adoption. Applications must be submitted within one year of the date of final order. Eligible expenses include legal, court, adoption agency and placement fees, medical expenses (for the adopted child) that are not covered by a medical plan and transportation expenses associated with picking up the child. You may be able to take advantage of both an income tax credit and the adoption expense reimbursement program for qualified adoption expenses paid by you. However, you cannot claim both an income tax credit and a reimbursement for the same expense. Qualified adoption expenses generally include adoption fees, court costs, attorney's fees, and traveling expenses. Check with your tax advisor for more details.

Adoption application

Click here to access the adoption application.

Once your application has been received and approved, your reimbursement will be processed within four weeks. The amount of your reimbursement will be reflected in your regular paycheck. Current laws require that adoption benefits in the form of cash assistance are subject to the state and federal income tax regulations.