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This image describes how adopting a child may change your TRICARE plan option

Children are eligible for TRICARE until age 21 (or 23 if in college). You need to take steps to register your newborn in DEERS and enroll him or her in a TRICARE plan. To learn more about TRICARE QLEs, visit

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Last Updated: March 09, 2022
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