Tomorrow Is A Gift
Boast not of tomorrow, for you know not what any day may bring forth.
~ Proverbs Ch:277 Vs:1

Many things we need can wait The child cannot. Now is the time his bones
are being formed, his blood is being made, his mind is being developed.
To him we can-not say tomorrow. His name is today.~Gabriella Minstral

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life.
But those who make their journey home across time & miles,
growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them,
are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us
by God's very own hands. ~Author & Friend -Kristi Larson~

Nothing is impossible
if one is meant to do it.

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Adoption Grants

African American Adoptions Online [Grants for African American adoption]
A program to help qualified families adopt African American newborns, children, and sibling groups.

America World Adoption [Click on 'Are there any discounts available? under Cost]
Discounted fees for pastors, military members, and multiple adoptions through this adoption agency.

Anelise Fund [For NY and NJ residents adopting from China]
Jewish Child Care Association offers adoption grants to qualified Jewish families, living in New York or New Jersey and adopting from China. Families must have a homestudy conducted by the Ametz Adoption Program of the Jewish Child Care Association. For additional information, e-mail at or call 212-558-9949. Jewish Child Care Association also offers reduced homestudy and post placement fees to Jewish and interfaith families adopting domestically and internationally.

Ava's Hope
Married couple who is seeking to adopt a child from overseas but can't afford to do so for any reason is eligible to apply to become a Ava's Hope Family.

Americans Adopting Orphans
Each quarter the Board of Advisors will meet to recommend that individual families receive grants to help them with their adoption

Brittany's Hope Foundation
Brittany’s Hope was created in the spring of 1999 and does not offer grants directly to families in the process of adopting a child. However, they place money on waiting children submitted to us by placing agencies in the hopes of getting potential families interested in the child. If you are interested in adopting a waiting child with special needs, you might want to ask your agency to submit the child for consideration in receiving grants from this organization.

Cade Foundation
The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation's Family Building Grant provides up to $10,000 per funded family to help with costs of domestic adoption and medical fertility treatment.

Cadman Foundation
A 501(c)(3) organization, the foundation was created to help defray the cost of international adoption through grants and fund-raising opportunities. Applicants must have a completed and approved home study by a qualified agency or professional licensed in the state in which they reside before they can apply for a grant.

Calvary Chapel Orphan Ministry
The adoption fund is open for applications from heterosexual Christian couples and heterosexual Christian single parents who are pursuing adoptions through a non-profit 501(c)(3) agency who have completed their home study.

Carolines Promise [Grants for North Carolina residents]
The Carolines Hope Organization's goal is to provide $3,000 - $5,000 grants throughout the year to Christian couples who are in the adoption process.Currently accepting applications from couples who live in North Carolina. As the Lord provides they hope to offer grants to couples who live throughout the United

Child Welfare League Of America
Foundation offers adoption resources and advocacy for prospective adoptive families.

China Care Foundation [Grants for China sp needs and older placement adoptions]
Financial Aid for Adopting Families adopting special needs or older children (5 years or older) form China.

Christian World Adoptions [Grants for families working with Christian World Adoption]
Christian World has a fund-raising project to assist qualified parents who want to adopt but need additional financial support to see the adoption through. Applicants must be registered clients with Christian World Adoption.

Daunte Culpepper Adoption Grant [Grants for families adopting from the African American Adoption Agency]
African American Adoption Agency assists clients with some of the costs of the adoption process by establishing the Daunte Culpepper Adoption Grant to offset the cost of private adoption where families demonstrate need.

Dillon Adoption Agency [Grants for families adopting through Dillon Adoption Agency]
Dillon offers two funds to help families, who qualify for financial assistance, with their adoption and to help children with special needs to find a permanent family. These funds are only available to families who are adopting through Dillon International.
Lisa's Fund is used primarily for adoptions from the People's Republic of China. Grants vary according to an individual family's need.
Building Families Fund can be used to help families and/or children from our other partner countries. Average grant is $2,000, but may be less or more depending upon an individual family's need.

Elijah's Truth
Elijah’s Truth was established by God’s Children Adoption Agency, Inc. to provide financial adoption assistance to families who desire to adopt, but demonstrate a financial need. Our mission is to show the truth of God’s love by welcoming children in His name.

Family Legacies [Grants for families in Canada]
The mission of Family Legacies is to provide interest free loans to couples who practice the Christian faith and are called by God to expand their families through adoption, who might otherwise not be able to adopt.

Feng LiLi Meets quarterly or on demand, when necessary to review applications.
(Request Application by mail. No website.)
Feng LiLi
180 Laurel Avenue
Forest, IL 60045
(847) 482-0500

Gift of Adoption Fund
Applicants must have a completed and approved homestudy by a qualified agency or professional licensed in the state in which they reside before they can apply for a grant. Average grants awarded range between

God's Grace Adoption Ministry
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 availabe by way of adoption grants and interest-free loans.

Golden Dawn Adoption Assistance
LDS and other Christian families adopting a special needs child may apply for a grant of up to $2,000. Grants will be provided approximately quarterly. A family must have accepted a referral of a special needs child to be awarded a grant. Application should be sent directly to Golden Dawn.

Hand in Hand Christian Adoption, Inc
Hand in Hand Christian Adoption, Inc This organization works together with private donors, churches and the family and friends of adoptive couples. They are not an adoption agency and do not place children with families. They do work with families that have already begun the process of adoption to help make that process more affordable.

Helping Kids Cope
Helping adoptive parents who are homestudy ready defray the cost of the adoption services.

Help Us is a national non-profit 501 (c)3 financial assistance grant program that will provide qualified couples and individuals (regardless of race, religion, marital status or sexual preference) with grants of up to $15,000 towards their adoption expenses.

HIS KIDS TOO Adoption Bank -Fundraiser
The Adoption Bank is a unique program that allows for persons adopting internationally to have their friends, relatives, coworkers, fellow church parishioners, etc., make donations into their Adoption Bank. Donations are not tax deductible

His Kids Too, Inc. [Grants for families adopting from Ukraine, Russia and Albania]
A Christian nonprofit international humanitarian aide organization that provides aide to orphans and widows in several countries - primary focus is Ukraine, Russia,and Albania. For parent(s) adopting international children, His Kids Too! provides an adoption grant of up to $2,000 for one child, and up to $4,000 for 2 children. Grants are paid directly to the agency or facilitation service (for independent adoptions, grants approved on a case-by-case basis.)

Holt's Special Needs Adoption Fund (SNAF) [Grants for families adopting through Holt International]
This fund assists families adopting through the HOLT Agency 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 time of assignment. After being matched with a special needs child, families may request assistance from the SNAF program director.

Home For Good [Grants for families adopting older and sp needs kids]
Home For Good focuses on the adoption of older 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 for those who undertake adoption.

Ibsen Adoption Network [Grants for Washington State residents]
The Ibsen Adoption Network is a private non-profit organization who's purpose is to create a network and generate funds that will provide financial assistance, education and emotional support to families adopting waiting children. There Allocation Committee meets twice a year to consider assistance requests for small grants.
* Ibsen is creating a new website. Please write Ibsen for an application.
2730 French Rd NW
Olympia, WA 98502
(360) 866-7036

International Adoption Assistance Foundation, Inc
6420 Tokeneak Trail
Mobile, AL 36695 - 2940
Contact: Donald L. Parker or Linda J. Bushy - Directors
Phone: (334) 633-4300

IRS Tax Adoption Credit
Hope for Children Act Tax Credit:
Probably the single biggest source of funds towards an adoption is the Federal Hope for Children Act which provides a substantial adoption tax credit. Beginning with tax year 2004, adoptive parents may be eligible to take a tax credit of up to $10,390 for each adopted child. A single adoptive parent can take the credit, but if married, the parents must file jointly in order to take it. Virtually all expenses related to the adoption can be applied such as agency fees, attorney’s fees and travel expenses, including hotels and meals while away from home. The tax credit applies to expenses relating to adopting either a healthy or a special needs child, either domestically or internationally.

Katelyn's Fund Orphan Ministry
Offers finanical grants and emotional support on your adoption.

Kyle Reagan Foundation [living within a 30 mile radius of Evansville, IN]
Awards needs-based grants to childless couples pursuing an international adoption, and who live within a 30-mile radius of Evansville, IN.

Lifesong For Orphans
Lifesong offers matching grants (range from $2,000-$4,000), which encourage the adopting couple's church family to financially and prayerfully support the adoption.

Lifetime Adoption Foundation
Lifetime Adoption Foundation provides adoption grants for qualified families which may be applied toward domestic adoptions of African American newborns and children, siblings groups of all races, special needs and older children through Lifetime Adoption Center via their domestic adoption program.

MNSF India Adoption Grant [Grants for families adopting from INDIA]
The M. Night Shyamalan Foundation (MNSF) believes that a loving family is the birthright of every child. MNSF hopes to bring particular attention to the orphans of India and aim to facilitate their passage to a better life. MNSF provides grants to U.S. citizens residing in America who seek to adopt children from India.

North American Council for Adoptable Children [Grants for Foster-Care adoption]
If you are interested in adopting a child who is currently waiting in foster care, often not only are fees kept to a bare 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.
Adoption Subsidy 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.
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.

Orphan Impact
Orphan Impact exists to offer financial support for families who are overburdened with the financial cost of adopting overseas. We strive to help orphans by offering medical assistance, training opportunities and providing, as needed, for the care of orphans.

Orphan's Hope Kids to Canada [For Canadian residents only]
Orphan's Hope, founded in 2002, offers up to $10,000 to help parents adopt children from foreign countries in need of a family.

Parenthood for Me
Providing financial and emotional assistance, along with educational tools for those starting families through adoption and medical intervention.

Reece's Rainbow
International Down Syndrome Adoption Grant Ministry and Advocacy Group

Sea of Faces Foundation
Sea of Faces is a non-profit organization recently established in September of 2004. They are currently fundraising, but soon will be offering grants to Christian married couples adopting internationally from a developing country. The grants will be available to qualified applicants with a completed home study and accepted referral of a child.

Shaohannah's Hope (Show Hope) [Grants for Christian families]
Shaohanna’s Hope provides grants to Christians adopting through a non-profit adoption agency. Funding priority will be given to families experiencing the greatest need, and those who are receiving financial help from their church. You can apply online.

Show Hope
Through adoption assistance grants, Show Hope donors have helped provide loving, Christian families for over 2,000 waiting orphans from 40 different countries, including the U.S.

Siblings Adoption Grants
Siblings Adoption offers grants for qualified families toward international adoption. Grants are $2000 per one child, $4000 for 2 children.

Syracuse University Adoption Assistance Benefits [Grants for families working for Syracuse University, NY]
Syracuse University offers adoption assistance benefits to eligible employees. These benefits include financial assistance under the University's Adoption Assistance Reimbursement Plan and time off to care for your child and help establish your new family under the Family Medical Leave Act.

Target Corporation [Grants for families that are Target employees]
Target Employees who reach a Level 3 at their jobs are entitled to apply for an adoption grant from the Target Corporation. Adoption grants are for $3,000. Their retail divisions include Target, Marshall Field's and Mervyn Department Stores.

The Asian Bridge
TheAsianBridge was founded to create a bridge between Asian orphans and adoptive families who can provide them with loving, nurturing and happy homes. Our commitment is to provide information, education and financial resources to adoptive families so that more orphans can be united with forever families. We are committed to serving families throughout their adoption journey.

The Boatner Family Foundation
A small foundation which provides grants from $1,000 to $10,000. Requirement include an agency approval, a financial statement, and a formal application. For more information, contact:
The Boatner Foundation,
P.O. Box 132272,
The Woodlands, Texas 77393-2272

The Harvard Adoption Assistance Plan [Grants for Hardvard families]
The Harvard Adoption Assistance Plan helps eligible University employees defray the cost of adoption. Adoption assistance of up to $5000 will be granted for expenses directly related to the legal adoption of a child, excluding the adoption of the child of an employee's spouse or domestic partner. Financial need is not a factor. The plan is administered by the University's Office of Work and Family. Eligibilty is for all active members of the faculty, administrative and professional staff, non-bargaining unit support staff, and members of HUCTW.

The Micah Fund
The MICAH Fund exists to glorify God by promoting the adoption of American black and black biracial infants and children by providing financial grants for qualified adopting couples who live in Minnesota and surrounding cities. In addition, the MICAH Fund seeks to support its families through education and fellowship opportunities. Since 1989, the MICAH Fund has helped place many children into loving Christian homes.

The Shepherds Crook Ministries
The Shepherd's Crook Ministries offers financial assistance to Christian families who are led to adopt any of the children listed on our web site.

Topeka Community Foundation [Grants for Christian families from Kansas]
Grants for domestic and international adoption. Married couples and singles can apply. Must have a strong Christian Faith and preference given to childless couples. Kansas Families, or families with a Kansas connection may apply. Call or e-mail for application, as they changetheir application every quarter.

WACAP (World Association For Children and Parents) [Innovative programs to help families adopting through WACAP with the expense]
A well-established adoption agency offering financial assistance in the way of loans & grants to perspective parents that adopt through their organization.

*The Waiting Child Loan Fund - offers interest-free loans up to $4,500, repayable over 3 years for families adopting through WACAP.

*Waiting Child Fee Reduction - Most waiting WACAP children are approved for a fee reduction. Varies from $500-$4,000. depending on the child's situation.

*Promise Child Program - WACAP offers a program, naming 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.

Wide Smiles-Children with Cleft Lip [Grants for families adopting cleft lip/palate children] Resources and information on adopting children with cleft-lip/palate.

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