Parents may be eligible to receive a loan or grant to defray some of their adoption costs. Each grant or loan program determines eligibility requirements. Usually grants are not given until you have a completed home study. Also, you may be required to be pursuing a specific country program, as you will most likely need a letter from your placing agency. If you are pursuing a domestic adoption, most likely you will have to use the services of an accredited adoption agency and not just the services of a private attorney.

LIFESONG FOR ORPHANS

www.lifesongfororphans.org
Offers matching grants and loans. Also, will work with your church in providing grants and loans through donations. 100 percent of all funds given go directly to the adoption.

SHOW HOPE

www.showhope.org
Steven Curtis Chapman’s organization offers grants. This excellent organization is also devoted to the ministry of orphans around the world through donations and missions opportunities.

ANGELS IN DISGUISE GRANT

www.angelsindisguise.net
For families adopting children with Down’s Syndrome

BOTH HANDS

www.bothhands.org
This organization, an affiliate of LifeSong for Orphans, cares for orphans on one hand, and widows on the other. They do this by selecting a widow in need of help, such as a home improvement project. Then people work on the project, and get family and friends to sponsor their labor financially. The money goes to adoption grants.

A CHILD WAITS FOUNDATION

www.achildwaits.org
This organization provides grants up to $7,000 and they also provide loans for adoption as well. They provide grants exclusively to families adopting internationally. They typically approve more than half of the qualified families that apply.

DAVE THOMAS FOUNDATION

www.davethomasfoundation.org/Our-Work/Adoption-Friendly-Workplace
This program provides information about adoption benefits to employers and employees in both the public and private sectors. Funded by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, the project maintains a database of employers with adoption benefits—financial reimbursement, paid and/or unpaid leave time, and resource and referral services. This list is updated regularly. As a result of this program, more than 250 employers have implemented or improved adoption benefits, impacting 1.5 million employees nationwide.

THE GIFT OF ADOPTION FUND

www.giftofadoption.org
The Gift of Adoption Fund is a non-profit foundation funding donations and fundraising events. Gift of Adoption Fund is established to assist adoptive parents by providing cash grants to subsidize a portion of the costs of adoption. Grants are awarded on a monthly basis with sums ranging from $500 to $10,000. The grants are available to single parents, families with previous children, and prospective adoptive parents who are adopting internationally, independently or through an agency.

HELPUSADOPT

www.helpusadopt.org
This organization provides grants for domestic and international adoptions. Families must demonstrate a financial need and have a completed homestudy to apply.

KATELYN’S FUND ORPHAN MINISTRY

www.katelynsfund.org
An adoption advocacy organization that also provides a limited number of grants.

LAILA ROSE FOUNDATION

www.lailarosefoundation.com
Provides financial assistance to meet the medical and/or surgical needs of foreign-born adopted children and their adoptive families.

MICAH FUND (MINORITY INFANT AND CHILDREN ADOPTION HELP)

www.micahfund.org
Provides financial assistance to families in Minnesota domestically adopting a Black or Bi-racial infant or child.

 

THE NATIONAL ADOPTION FOUNDATION GRANT PROGRAM

http://fundyouradoption.org/
Families can apply to this foundation for an outright grant. 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 home study, or one in progress. The Foundation’s board meets four times a year, during the last week of each quarter, to award grants in amounts ranging from $500 to $4000.

THE NEVER ALONE FOUNDATION

www.laurelsmessage.org
The Never Alone Foundation serves to bridge the financial gap to assist parents in bringing orphaned children home (“Zoe’s Rainbow”), offer aid to parents shouldering significant medical expenses as they endeavor to bring their youngsters to full health (“Lucy’s Love”), and finally, provide financial assistance allowing families to access the unique post‐placement services and support that help children with adoption challenges to be born in their parents’ hearts (“Hannah’s Halo”). The foundation hopes to award grants beginning in 2013.

SPARROW FUND

www.sparrow-fund.org
The Sparrow Fund is a grant for people who adopt children with medical needs. This fund covers some of the initial medical costs.

DREAM4ADOPTION

www.dream4adoption.org
Dream4Adoptions has a Scholarship Program, Medical Needs Program, First Time Adoption Home Study Program and an Adoption Assistance Program. Optimally, Dream4Adoption wants to be able to give a Home Study Grant to each family seeking their first adoption.

BUESCHER FOUNDATION

www.thebuescherfoundation.org
This foundation gives grants quarterly for domestic adoption.

CADE FOUNDATION

www.cadefoundation.org
They give grants for domestic & embryo adoption.

MEDI-SHARE

www.mychristiancare.org
For those families who use this faith-based medical sharing plan, they offer grants for up to two adoptions. For a third adoption, you may be eligible for an “Extra Blessing.”

OPERATION BABY

www.operationbaby.org
Grants for all types of adoption for those families who are active military, spouse, or veteran.

REECE’S RAINBOW

www.reecesrainbow.org
This organization gives grants and fundraising sponsorships for waiting children with special needs.

SOUTHERN BAPTIST ADOPTION FUND

www.namb.net
They offer grants for Southern Baptist ministers, missionaries, or agency personnel.

WORTH THE WAIT CHARITY

www.worththewaitcharity.com
The offer all types of adoption grants for cancer survivors.

MILITARY ADOPTIONS

MILITARY ADOPTION REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM

www.militaryfamily.org/your-benefits/adoption/
Within this program, the military will reimburse active-duty personnel for most one-time adoption costs up to $2000 per child. Travel costs, foreign or domestic, are not covered. If you adopt more than one child, only up to $5,000 can be reimbursed in a given year, even if both parents are in the military. Reimbursement is made only after the adoption is finalized and only if the adoption was completed through a state or a non-profit licensed adoption agency. Fees that can be reimbursed include adoption, legal, and placement fees, court costs, and birth mother expenses. Eligible personnel should complete DD form 2673 (Reimbursement for Adoption Expense). Contact your local Personnel Support Unit for more information. Certain Immigration fees are waived for adoptive military families.