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When my family began our adoption journey in 2001, we felt called to adopt. It was a great feeling, but we lacked the financial means to reach our goal.
I began to do research on the Internet to find ways to help pay for our adoption. Much to my delight and encouragement, I found there were adoption grants available which could possibly help us. However, I was discouraged by the lack of detail on these sources. It was extremely frustrating as I kept on running into the same outdated and inaccurate information. This happened over and over again! Because this drove me crazy (and still does!), I decided to do something about it.
Since I have a heart for adoption, one of my main goals it to help remove financial barriers to adoption. The way I go about this is by researching your adoption funding solutions and keeping them updated for you. Since this saves you (the adoptive family) time and frustration, you have time to focus on more important things … like building your family!
During my years of research and through my own experience applying for grants, I discovered that almost every adoption grant organization has some sort of eligibility criteria. Most require that families adopt through a licensed agency. Many require that the agency be a nonprofit. More and more are requiring the applicant family’s adoption agency be Hague Accredited. There are some which allow single applicants, but it is more common for them to prefer Christian, (traditionally) married couples; there are a few adoption grant organizations which will consider private domestic adoptions.
Because all of this information is so hard to keep track of, I began to develop a database of adoption grant and loan options. The database has well over 90 funding options along with their specific application criteria. You can now search the database to find which funding options will work for your family based on the eligibility criteria mentioned above.
Types of Adoption Grants:
There are three basic types of adoption grants:
I regularly check to verify the accuracy of each organization’s information and application criteria. Below is a list of some of the more common adoption grant sources. These sources have remained stable for several years now. For complete information on adoption grants and adoption loans, their application criteria, contact information and due dates, please check out www.resources4adoption.com or Facebook www.facebook.com/resources4adoption.
Current Adoption Grant Sources:
Other Grant Sources:
Here are a few of the adoption grant organizations that DO NOT accept applications from families for adoption grants. Some are simply no longer in existence, but others have switched to a humanitarian focus instead of offering adoption grants. Please save yourself time by not researching or contacting these organizations.
There is so much more adoption grant information and it constantly changes constantly. Hopefully, this will help get you started and save you valuable time. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments about this information. I hope it helps bring another child home!
For complete information on adoption grant and loans and tips on how to apply for adoption grants, please check out www.resources4adoption.com. You can contact me through the website.
Cherri Walrod © 2015
Founder and Director of Resources4adoption.com
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