Helping families afford adoption since 2010.
Early this fall (2010), the Affording Adoption Foundation gave my husband and me a grant to help us with our adoption of a sweet baby boy.
We have experienced a very difficult adoption, and over the course of 7 months we racked up a $10,000 attorney bill (not to mention the other thousands of dollars we spent for a home study, placement fee, and travel). While our adoption was hard on our finances, we cannot even describe how hard it was on our hearts. We know God was completely in control of the situation, and we truly believe he worked through the Affording Adoption Foundation to provide us with an ounce of hope in what seemed to be a very hopeless situation, financially and emotionally.
Our sweet boy is 8 months old now, the difficult part of the adoption is over, and we cannot thank the Affording Adoption Foundation enough for its help in covering the astronomical attorney fees. It was such a relief to be able to tell our agency that the Affording Adoption Foundation would be sending them a check to cover a nice chunk of the fees.
Thank you so much for the work you are doing. You are SAVING LIVES.
- Jenny & Brad
In March of 2011, our family received a phone call from Affording Adoption Foundation, to tell us we had been awarded a grant to help us with the adoption of a beautiful 12.5 year old girl from Inner Mongolia, China. She was born without a left hand and had been living in the orphanage all her life, hoping for a family someday. Well, we became a family in the summer of 2011 and she has been such a blessing to us. She’s incredibly happy, smart, funny & beautiful. She loves having a family and playing with all her siblings (she is #9)! She learned English so fast and has also learned sign language since we are a signing family (2 deaf sons). Even without her hand, she signs beautifully & gracefully. She is an inspiration to many.
Our hearts were humbled & overjoyed to receive the help from AAF. The grant we received really helped our family.
Your foundation and your purpose is changing the lives of precious children. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts – may God bless you for pouring your love & support into this beautiful ministry. Lisa & Michael (and our 10 kids)
A Big THANK YOU to Affording Adoption Foundation – they awarded our family a $1,000 grant for our upcoming adoption!!! My husband and I feel very blessed and now have a thread forever tied to our AAF family in Missouri. They are helping us adopt 4 siblings from Hungary – all the way Home to Wasilla, Alaska! ~ God Bless ♥ Sam & Danae
We are grateful to Affording Adoption Foundation for the support provided during our adoption process. It is because of the generosity of donors and grant foundations that we and many other families are able to move forward with the adoptions of these precious and amazing children!!
People ask us all the time why we do it...how we do it - four special needs adoptions Our answer is so basic and simple:
We are just regular people who wanted a family....that's what we got.
If not us, then who? -Kevin & Shannon
I’m a single woman, so adoption was more of a financial challenge for me than it might have been for a dual-income household. I was fortunate to be matched with my son after only 6 months of waiting, but that meant lots of credit card use in order to make it happen.
After I brought my son home, Affording Adoption awarded us a grant to cover our post-placement visits. The grant has been such a huge relief! I can focus on bonding with my baby and finalizing the adoption instead of worrying about post-placement fees every two months and even more credit card bills.
As soon as I’m in a position to do so, I will be giving back to this group. Their selection process was careful and thorough, their hearts are in the right place, and they will continue to benefit wonderful families with their generosity. - C.R.