Home › Forums › Dependents › Can I claim my foster child or adopted child as a dependent? Taggedadoptedchildclaimfoster 0 replies, 1 voice Last updated by Refundtalk 2 years, 5 months ago RefundtalkKeymaster @admin December 7, 2016 at 3:25 am #1228 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. [fbcomments] If You Found The Information Here Was Useful Please Consider Sharing This Page! Tweet Author Posts Viewing 1 post (of 1 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.