My favorite scripture is Ephesians 4:1 “Live a life worthy of the calling you have received.” Those words have been resonating in my heart for a long time, but I was unsure where God was leading me. After praying and waiting and seeing the doors that God was opening, we decided to take a leap of faith and start the Affording Adoption Foundation. My husband, Matthew and I have two kids who were adopted as infants from Guatemala and knew that our family was complete but still yearned to help other people either start or add to their families. That led to the beginning of the Affording Adoption Foundation in 2010.
It was one of the most exciting days of my life (besides my wedding day and the days that we found out about each of our kids, of course!) when I was able to call the recipients of our first Grants to tell them that they had been chosen to receive money to help fund their adoptions!!! In one day, I made two phone calls and gave away more than $5000 thanks to donors and supporters!! YAY! That has motivated us to work harder, raise more money and help more families!
During each application period, we will seek donors and have fundraisers to help fund the next Grants. We won’t know the exact amount of each grant, but will give away as much money as we bring in. We are constantly looking at new innovative ways to raise money because we want to help as many children find homes as possible!
If you are a family considering adoption, yet need some financial assistance , go to our FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE page to get more information. You can find the GRANT APPLICATION on the tab above.
If you are someone considering making a donation to the Foundation, please know that 100% of the donations we receive go directly to families. Please contact us if you’d like more information about matching donated funds or if you are a business owner looking to advertise on our website. Email: email@example.com
We are so excited to start helping families experience the joy of adoption!!
Cindy, Executive Director
on behalf of the
The Affording Adoption Team
The AAF was approved on June 25, 2012 as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization! Contributions are now tax-deductible, retroactive back to March 2011. Please contact us if you need a receipt for a past donation.