Adoption Foundations, Grants, and Other Programs

- Chance for a Child

A Chance for a Child is a not for profit organization created to provide financial assistance to adoption families or to children waiting to be adopted, both domestically and internationally.  They are governed by a caring board of directors whose mission is to award funding necessary to allow as many waiting children as possible, the change for their forever family.

- China Care Foundation

China Care is especially interested in helping families who are adopting special needs children.  Many mildly disabled children, such as cleft lip and clubfoot, can be made healthy through surgery and lead completely normal lives in American families.  Greenwich Ave. Post Office, P.O. Box 142, Greenwich, CT 06807, (203) 861-6395.

- Christian Adoption Resources, Inc.

- Gift of Adoption Fund (Formerly JSW Adoption Foundation)

  JSW Adoption Foundation was established to help adoptive parents by subsidizing a portion of the adoption cost.  Grants are awarded monthly, and are usually in excess of $2,000.  Any adoptive family may apply.  Requirements include an approved home study and financial need.  Preference is given to families without children.

- God’s Grace Adoption Ministry

A non-profit organization that helps Christian adoptive parents overcome the financial obstacles of adoption children.  Assistance is available in the form of grants based on financial needs, and also interest free loans.  God’s Grace Adoption Ministry, P.O. Box 4, Modesto, CA 95353 or e-mail:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

- A Child Waits

This organization provides loans up to $10,000 for one child.  They are interested in assisting families who can financially support a child and repay the loan, but who do not have the current funds to adopt.  1136 Barker Road, Pittsfield, MA 01201
(866) 999-2445, e-mail:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
- Advanced Patient Financing

The process of adoption can be very long and tiring. The fact that money often becomes an issue is where APFUSA steps in to help Adoptive Parents get the financial responsibilities worked out. In so doing, we can arrange two forms of financing… Secured and Unsecured. 

- The Boatner Family Foundation

A small foundation which provides grants from $1,000 to $10,000.  Requirements 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

- Bright Futures

A non-profit foundation which offers small grants to facilitate international adoptions.

- Capital One

Offering a credit card with a limit of up to $20,000 at a fixed rate of 9.9% over the long term (not just an introductory rate).

- Helping Kids Cope

Helping Kids Cope helps adoptive parents who are Home Study ready to defray the cost of the adoption services.  They are aware that there are many families that can afford all the adoption fees, but if they can help with some of those fees, then the family’s finances could go towards that child’s future.

- His Kids, Too!

His Kids, Too! Provides financial assistance to those adopting internationally through a select group of agencies. His Kids, Too! Provides an adoption grant of up to $2,000 for one child, and up to $4,000 for two children.  Grants are paid directly to the agency or facilitation service.  (For independent adoptions, grants are approved on a case-by-case basis.)

- International Care, Inc.

Mission is to provide a way for international orphans to be adopted by loving families.  Grants of up to $10,000 awarded to families for adoption of international orphans.  Provides items for families to sell (cookbooks, audio CDs, T-shirts, shirts, etc.)

- Life International

Offering grants which encourage the adopting couple’s church family to financially and prayerfully support the adoption.  Also offering interest-free loans.

- National Council for Adoption (NCFA) Adoption Loan Program

The loan also offers:

-Unsecured lines of credit up to $25,000
-Initial repayment terms ranging from 24-84 months
-Predictable, affordable monthly payments
-No annual fees

- National Adoption Foundation

This organization awards grants four times a year and has no income requirements.  The grants range in amount from $500 to $4,000.  This foundation also has a loan program (  Provides unsecured loans available for adoption related costs.  (888) 627-8767

- Ours By Grace

Ours By Grace offers several different fundraising events to raise money to distribute as grants to families needing financial assistance during their adoption process.  All grants will be given through the adoptive parent’s attorney or agency to ensure the proper family gets the funds based on the information received from the attorney or agency.  Ours By Grace, co/o Kim Green, 225 N. Third Street, Brighton, MI 48116 (810) 844-0278,
E-mail:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

- Shaohannah?s Hope

Offering grants to fund adoption, as well as other helpful resources for handling your adoption expenses.

- Siblings Adoption Grants

Siblings Adoption offers grants for qualified families toward international adoption.  Grants are as follows:  $2,000 per one child, $4,000 for two children.  Please send us a letter explaining why it is a hardship for you.  Siblings Adoption, Attn:  Grant Request, 508 High Point Drive, Golden, CO 80403, (303) 216-9009


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Contact:  Vicky Person (425) 227-4710

Also, be sure to visit the Burke’s Family’s list of adoption funding sources at:

FUNdraising Ideas for Families!

-Send letters to family, friends, and business acquaintances asking for donations for your adoption expenses.  Provide address of agency so gifts can be anonymous.

-Tell everyone you know what you are doing.

-Start a money jug.

-Have a big garage sale with donated items.  Ask a local business or your church if you can hold it in their parking lot.  Find a good location!

-Host a dinner, have entertainment, and charge admission.

-Sell hotdogs and drinks at Home Depot or Lowes.

-Work at a sporting event concession - requires a non-profit status.

-Mow lawns.

-Have a carnival for kids.  Some ideas:  cupcake walk, bingo, sell popcorn or sodas, face painting booth, basketball throw, picture made with a clown, etc.

-Craft sale.

-Bake sale.  Get friends or family to donate baked goods.


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