Monday, April 30, 2012

Grants and Loans for Adoptive Families

Even after fundraising, many families still need a little extra to complete the adoption process. There are fantastic organizations that offer grants and no interest/low interest loans for adoptive families. 

Some grants have very specific requirements such as the family must be adopting from Kazakhstan or the applicant must be from Kansas. Others are open to anyone who does the work and gets accepted.

Here are just a few of the organizations that are determined to help every child find their forever family.

Grant Organizations 

Founded by Stephen Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth in 2003, Show Hope, (originally named Shaohannah's Hope after their first adopted daughter) helps provide homes for waiting children through adoption aid grants and provides life-saving medical care for orphans with special needs.

Qualifications for a ShowHope grant

Apply for ShowHope grant.
"Bringing joy and purpose to orphans" is the mission of LifeSong. One of the ways they accomplish this goal is through their adoption grant program.

LifeSong grant process

Apply for a LifeSong grant

The Sparrow Fund offers regular training opportunities as well as grants to families in financial need to enroll in programs specifically designed to provide counsel and comprehensive medical reviews of their referred child.

List of medical review providers

Apply for a Sparrow Grant
The Gift of Adoption Fund provides grants for families participating in either foreign or domestic adoptions. Over $1.9 million has been awarded by Gift of Adoption for foreign adoptions and nearly $120,000 in domestic adoption assistance grants have been given. Through these grants, over 40 U.S. born children and more than 650 children from countries around the world have been united with their ‘forever’ families.

Gift of Adoption domestic fund

Qualifications for a Gift of Adoption fund grant

Apply for a Gift of Adoption fund grant

The Cade Foundation
The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation’s Family Building Grant provides grants to help families with the cost of domestic adoption and medical fertility treatments.
To qualify for this grant the applicant must have a diagnosis of infertility and be a citizen of the United States.

Apply for a Cade Foundation grant

Additional grant providers- check their websites for details on limitations and qualifications.

A Child Waits (foreign only)

Katelyn's Fund

Micah Fund

Low or No Interest Loan Providers

The Abba Fund

A Child Waits Foundation

There are so many options for funding an adoption. Don't get discouraged! God will provide for the things He calls us to do, whatever they may be.

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