A Child’s Desire offers grants to children who are waiting to be chosen. Every grant given by A Child’s Desire has benefited orphans over the age of eight or orphans with severe disabilities, such as missing limbs. They also have two fundraisers that adopting families can use to earn money for their own adoptions.
Adoption from the US Public Foster Care System
If you are interested in adopting a child who is currently waiting in foster care, often not only are fees kept to a minimum or even waived, but many of the children will be eligible for federally-funded or state-funded adoption subsidy payments which help you meet the child’s ongoing needs. In addition, some children qualify for SSI (Social Security Insurance) payments or Medicaid coverage because of their medical conditions. For more information, contact the Department of Social Services in your State.
Children with special needs may qualify for an adoption subsidy which is paid to adoptive families to help them pay for their child’s need for ongoing therapies or treatment. Adoption subsidy agreements must be negotiated with the placing agency before the child’s adoption is finalized. For more information contact the North American Council for Adoptable Children
Non-Recurring Adoption Expense Reimbursement
After families have finalized the adoption of a child with special needs from the public child welfare system, they may be able to apply for reimbursement of expenses they paid related to the adoption, which may include home study fees, travel expenses to meet the child, attorney fees, etc. Each state sets a maximum cap which cannot exceed $2,000 per adoption.
Americans Adopting Orphans Each quarter the Board of Advisors will meet to recommend that individual client families of Americans Adopting Orphans receive grants to help them with their adoption.
We also help families fund raise by setting up special funds for their adoption, to which family and friends can make tax deductible contributions.
Americans Adopting Orphans 12345 Lake City Way NE #2001 Seattle, WA 98125 Home Office Phone: (206) 52-4-KIDS (5437) FAX: (206)527-2001
Americans Adopting Orphans 9909 Manchester Road #369 St. Louis, MO 63122-1927 Branch Office Phone: (314) 963-7100 email@example.com
Brittany’s Hope is a little different than most grant programs. They put grant money on specific children that are submitted to them by placing agencies in the hopes of getting potential families interested in the child. On their site you can see a photo listing of children and how much the grant is that is being offered for that child.
Caroline’s Promise has a goal to provide $3,000 – $5,000 grants throughout the year to Christian couples who are in the adoption process. They are currently only accepting applications from couples who live in North Carolina.
Dillon International Adoption Agency offers the Building Families/Lisa’s Fund to help families, who qualify for financial assistance, with their adoption and to help children with special needs to find a permanent family. This fund was established by several Dillon adoptive families who wanted to share their joy in adoption with other families who might not have the financial resources to realize their dream of building a family. They also created the fund to help children with special needs become more accessible for adoption. This fund is only available to families who are adopting through Dillon International.
The average grant with the Building Families/Lisa’s Fund is $1,000 – $2,000, but may be less or more depending upon an individual family’s need.
If you are interested in adopting through Dillon International and would like more information about qualifying for a Building Families/Lisa’s Fund grant, please contact Dillon’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 918/749-4600.
Gift of Adoption Fund Applicants must be U.S. citizens, have an approved home study and demonstrate financial need. Grants are awarded regardless of marital status, race, creed, religion, or national origin. Grant amounts vary between $2,000-$7,500 and applicants are reviewed and grants awarded monthly. You are allowed to apply for a grant up to 3x’s. A one-time $40 application fee is required.
Telephone: 877-905-ADOP (2367)
Gift of Adoption Fund P.O. Box 567
2001 Waukegan Road, 5th Floor Techny, IL 60082 E-mail: email@example.com
God’s Grace Adoption Ministry is a non-profit organization helping adoptive parents overcome the financial burden of adopting children. It is not an adoption agency, but rather works in cooperation with the agency to assist the family with their financial needs. Depending on the individual family needs, financial assistance is available in the form of grants and interest free loans. Call (209) 572-4539 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information God’s Grace Adoption Ministry P.O. Box 4 Modesto, CA 95353
HIS KIDS TOO is a Christian non-profit international humanitarian aid organization that provides aid to orphans and widows in several countries. For parent(s) adopting international children, His KidsToo! provides an adoption grant of up to $2,000 for one child, and up to $4,000 for two children. Grants are paid directly to the agency or facilitation service (for independent adoptions, grants approved on a case-by-case basis.) Your adoption agency must be on their preferred list.
A Heart of Mercy is the Kazakhstan division of His Kids Too! and provides humanitarian aid to the orphans, widows, and poor of Kazakhstan as well as adoption grants to qualified famlies.
His Kids, Too! 219 – B Delta Ct. Tallahassee, FL 32303 (850) 524-5437 www.hiskidstoo.org email@example.com Adoption Information: www.cornerstoneadoption.com Cornerstone Adoption Services, Inc.
Holt’s Special Needs Adoption Fund assists families adopting through Holt who need additional financial support in order to adopt a waiting child. They consider requests for this assistance on a case-by-case basis at the time of assignment. After being matched with a special needs child, families may request assistance from the SNAF program director.
P.O. Box 2880 1195 City View Eugene, OR 97402 Phone: (541) 687-2202 Fax: (541) 683-6175 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Home for Good focuses on the adoption of older children, children with special needs, and sibling groups who have little or no hope of being adopted without their intervention. They offer resources, grants, loans and matching funds to encourage more families to adopt and to ensure the success of those who undertake adoption.
Ibsen Adoption Network 2730 French Road NW Olympia, WA 98502 Phone:(360) 866-7036 Fax: (360) 866-7059 Contact Person: Barbara Burke at: email@example.com
IBSEN Adoption Network is a private, Christian, non-profit organization that is dedicated to encouraging the adoption of special needs children through education, support and financial assistance to families living in Washington State. Please only apply if you live in Washington State. We believe every child deserves to have a loving and secure family. Their allocation committee meets twice a year to consider assistance requests. Grants average $3,000 per family.
Los Niños International Adoption Center has a subsidy grant program available to clients, who qualify for financial assistance, with their adoption. This fund was established by a very generous former client who wants to help other families who might not have the financial resources to adopt internationally. The grant subsidy is only available to families who are adopting through Los Niños International Adoption Center.
If you are interested in adopting through Los Niños International Adoption Center and would like more information about qualifying for an adoption grant, please contact their office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (281)363-2892.
Contact Information: Rosana N. Erichsen, Executive Director Los Niños International Adoption Center 2408 Timberloch Place, Suite D-1 The Woodlands, TX 77380 Phone: 281-363-2892 Fax: 281-297-4191 http:///www.losninos.org
The Miracle Moms Grant Program awards grants to married couples who are diagnosed as medically unable to naturally conceive a child and who are pursuing fertility treatment or adoption. Grants will be available to families that are United States citizens living in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, with preference to those living in the Greater Cincinnati area. Priority will be given to applicants demonstrating financial need. You can download a printable application form on their website.
The National Adoption Foundation provides financial support, information, and services for adoptive and prospective adoptive families in order to assist them in the successful adoption of children. Families can apply for outright grants from the foundation. The grant program is open to all legal adoptions including public or private agency adoptions, international, special needs or adoptions facilitated by an attorney. There is no income requirement. There is a simple one-page application and the only requirement to apply is a homestudy, or one in progress. The foundation’s board meets four times yearly, during the last week of each quarter, to award grants in amounts ranging from $500 to $2500. The mission of the National Adoption Foundation is to encourage pre-adoptive parents and children to come together, grow, and flourish. Their programs include grants, unsecured loans, credit cards, and deposit products to aid families with the expense associated with adopting and raising children.
Call (203) 791-3811 for more information.
The National Adoption Foundation 100 Mill Plain Road Danbury, CT 06811
Ours By Grace
***This organization has recently merged with The Shepherd’s Crook Ministries. Please see their information below.***
Promise The Children awards grants to adoptive families as part of it’s mission. Families must be with an agency/facilitator that is approved by PTC and must have their I-171H before they can send in their application and $15 processing fee.
Shaohannah’s Hope is dedicated to caring for orphans by engaging the church and helping Christian families reduce the financial burden of adoption. They accomplish this by awarding financial adoption grants to qualified families already in the process of adopting. The size of the grant awarded is determined by several factors, the most important being need. With a commitment in faith by the family, Shaohannah’s Hope will provide up to $7000 toward the cost of adopting, thereby reducing the financial barriers and allowing more families to experience the miracle of adoption. Don’t let finances keep you from adopting a child. For information on applying for a grant, please visit www.shaohannahshope.org.
The Shepherds Crook Ministries offers financial assistance to Christian families who are led to adopt any of the children listed on their web site. This is accomplished by awarding grants as their funds allow. Please contact them via e-mail if you desire an application for financial aid. The Shepherd’s Crook Ministries P.O. Box 773 West Chester, OH 45071
Life International offers “Matching Grants” to help mobilize your church, family, and friends to come alongside you and make an eternal investment in the life of an orphan child! They will match (dollar-for-dollar) the amount you raise up to a pre-determined amount. You may submit a Financial Assistance Application after your “dossier” is complete or when you have been matched with a specific child.
World Association For Children & Parents is a well-established adoption agency offering financial assistance in the way of loans & grants to perspective parents that adopt through their organization. Their Promise Child Program has specific waiting children from all their country programs that have almost all fees waived for their adoptions. These children are selected by the WACAP staff and grant money provided to WACAP pays for almost the entire expense of the child’s adoption. Call WACAP and ask for a staff member working under their “Family Finders Project” regarding children available.
World Association For Children & Parents P.O. Box 88948 Seattle, WA 98138 Phone: (206) 575-4550 (Ask for “Family Finders” for all waiting children under the Promise Child, Waiting Child Fee Reduction & Waiting Child Loan Fund Programs.) Email: email@example.com
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