Medicaid(AHCCCS) helps adoptive parents

Camilla Parker and her husband are the adoptive parents of three children. The family has private insurance, but it doesn’t cover all of their children’s medical needs, including their 14-year-old son’s behavioral health needs. Camilla’s children also have health insurance through AHCCCS. It covers what the private insurance doesn’t.

That includes doctor check-ups, dentist appointments and medication. Camilla said that without AHCCCS, her son’s ability to get behavioral health coverage would be limited. “I may not have been able to adopt my son if these services weren’t available, because our private insurance doesn’t cover everything that we need for his behavioral health needs,” she said.

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