Many families worry about how they’ll afford an adoption. Some have never been through this process before, and others have overpaid attorneys or big agencies without a successful adoption.
Wondering how you’ll afford an addition to your family is completely normal. But fundraising for your adoption and applying for grants can help to ease some financial burden and anxiety.
Be the One awards $500 quarterly to applicants living in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. Please mail your application to:
9667 Searcy Ridge
Patriot, IN 47038
Both Hands serves both widows and orphans while supporting adoptive families. With this service project, you’ll help a local widow by painting, cleaning, and/or landscaping her home. You and your team then work to fundraise for your adoption.
You can choose to send in your application by February 1, May 1, August 1, or November 1.
Couples with an infertility diagnosis who are legal, permanent U.S. residents may apply for this grant. You can use your Cade Foundation grant (up to $10,000) to help with infertility treatment or domestic adoption. The grant requires a $50 nonrefundable application fee and has two grant cycles:
This is a $1,500 grant, with a $500 “welcome home” grant. Dream4Adoption currently runs two cycles per year: May 1 – September 30 and November 1 – March 31.
Gift of Adoption offers a grant you can apply for any time for a $50 fee. The award amounts vary (up to $10,000), and the grant committee meets monthly to determine award recipients.
This grant places precedence on awarding for relative/kinship domestic adoptions. For international adoptions, Gift of Adoption works to unite or preserve biological siblings, to prevent children from aging out, to prevent special needs children from becoming institutionalized, and to help children with life-threatening health conditions who will not receive proper medical care unless they’re adopted.
Please mail your application and $50 fee to:
Gift of Adoption Fund
Attn: Grants Manager
P.O. Box 567
Techny, IL 60082
This matching grant awards $1,000 to $4,000 to adoptive families. Please contact:
Attn: Adoption Grants & Loans
P.O. Box 40
Gridley, IL 61744
There’s no application fee for this grant, which awards $500 to $15,000 to waiting families. Please mail your application to:
Help Us Adopt
P.O. Box 787
New York, NY 10150
Due dates: Postmark your application by:
See “Requirements” to find out if you’re eligible: www.jscfoundation.org/requirements
This foundation gives a $3,000 grant, as well as $1,500 to two other families when resources allow. Higher priority is given to families with an annual income under $100,000. Applicants may be interviewed in person or via conference call. These interviews must take place before travel occurs or WITHIN 45 days of a child being domestically placed in your home and BEFORE final travel for an international placement.
Please send completed applications and materials to:
Katelyn’s Fund – Application Coordinator
1327 3rd Ave. SE
Sioux Center, IA 51250
This organization strives to place children with two-parent Christian families with matching grants and other financial assistance.
Please mail your application to:
Lifesong for Orphans
Attn: Adoption Assistance
PO Box 9
Gridley, IL 61744
Mighty Families by Adoption serves couples who cannot have (or can no longer have) biological children and who are pursuing infant domestic adoption. Families with an annual income of $80,000 or less will be prioritized for financial assistance.
Awarded families will receive up to $20,000 for adoption-related expenses, which can include agency and/or attorney fees. Applications fill almost instantly, so be sure to apply as soon as the next one opens up!
This organization awards families quarterly with $500 to $2,000 grants. You can apply online by clicking here.
Sacred Selections is a nonprofit organization that provides the financial means to fund adoptions for Christian couples committed to opening their hearts and lives for children in need of loving homes.
Please mail your application to:
4144 Shores Road
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
This organization awards $5,000 to families hoping to adopt. There’s no application fee, and you can apply online as long as your home study or home study update is complete.
Show Hope gives grants each quarter, so please apply by March 31, June 30, September 30, or December 31.
This program asks recipient families to raise half of their total grant amount to help future families bring their child home. You can reach this goal through tax-deductible donations from family, friends, colleagues, neighbors, or individuals from your community. Brittany’s Hope provides each family with a set of customized fundraising tools that will help them to meet their goal. You can apply for this grant at any time.
This organization helps families of faith adopt babies with special needs and other hard-to-place children. There’s a $20 application fee, but you can apply anytime for an award of up to $2,000.
Gifts of Grace Adoption Support Center has worked with expecting moms, adoptive families, and children in the Lafayette, Indiana community since 2013. We believe that quality, affordable, Christ-centered adoption services empower pregnant moms and dads, create thriving adoptive families, and help all children be placed in a loving home.