Adoption Funding

Signs for Hope provides this list for your convenience, and not necessarily for endorsement. Adoption Agencies often offer grants/funding for adoptions, as well; especially for a “special needs” adoption.

Grants – monies granted to adopting families, no payback is required. Before paying a grant application fee, contact the organization and make sure they currently have funds available.

Adoption Loans (some are interest-free) – monies are loaned with expected payback.  The Federal Income Tax Credit can be used to pay these loans back.
Fundraising – organizations skilled in fundraising for your adoption costs.

A Child Waits Foundation
1136 Barker Road
Pittsfield, MA  01201
Email: cnelson@achildwaits.org

A Child Waits Foundation provides low-interest loans and grants for families who have exhausted other financial options and could not proceed with their help.

A Child’s Desire
1735 ½  Washington Street
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Email: grants@achildsdesire.org

A Child’s Desire offers grants to parents adopting hard to place children, special needs children, and children over the age of eight.  Offers adoption grants to nonprofit agencies as well as an adoption fundraising program to adopting families.

The Abba Fund
P.O. Box 78800
Charlotte, NC  28271
Email: Kevin@abbafund.org

The Abba Fund provides financial assistance (interest-free loans) for parents who believe that God is calling them to grow their families through adoption and need help with the “cash-flow crunch” posed by adoption expenses.   Also, The Abba Fund helps churches establish adoption funds for those adopting.

America’s Christian Credit Union
2100E. Route 66
P.O. Box 5100
Glendora, CA  91740-0808
Email: info@americanssu.com

America’s Christian Credit Union (ACCU) offers adoption loans for families who are pursuing international (intercountry) of domestic adoption.  Applicants are required to become members of the credit union and must sign ACCU’s Statement of Faith.  Adoption loans are available up to $50,000 for terms up to 60 months at competitive interest rates.

Brittany’s Hope Foundation
1160 North Market Street
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Email: info@brittanyshope.org

Brittany’s Hope Foundation raises funds through adoption grants and works with adoption agencies to lower the cost of adopting special needs children.

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
525 Metro Place North, Suite 220
Dublin, Ohio 43017
Email: info@davethomasfoundation.org

The grant-making of Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is limited to programs and projects (including grants) that have significant potential to promote the adoption of foster care children and to streamline the process of foster care adoption in North America.

The Gift of Adoption Fund
P.O. Box 567
Techny, Illinois  60082
Email: grants@giftofadoption.org

Are you struggling to complete the adoption process? Do you need the last bit of funding to bring your child home? Gift of Adoption is here to help you.   Gift of Adoption puts adoption within reach by providing the last necessary funds to qualified families who need financial assistance through adoption grants.

God’s Grace Adoption Ministries
P.O. Box 4
Modesto, CA 95353
Email: info@ggam.org

God’s Grace Adoption Ministry (GGAM) provides assistance to parents to help them overcome the financial burden of adopting children.  GGAM works in cooperation with your adoption agency to assist the family with their financial needs through grants and/or interest-free loans.

Golden Dawn Adoption Assistance Inc.

4304 South El Camino St.Z
Taylorsville, Utah 84119
Phone: 801-967-0102
e-mail: goldendawnaa.info@gmail.com

Golden Dawn Adoption Assistance can make grants of no more than $2,000.00. Grants are for agency fees only and will be paid directly to your adoption agency.

Hand in Hand Christian Adoption, Inc.
18318 Mimosa Court
Gardner, KS  66030
Email: handinhandadoption@gmail.com
Phone:  913-248-5015

HANDinHAND Christian Adoption, Inc. is dedicated to helping children become part of “forever” families by partnering with Christian couples to help carry the burden of the cost of adoption through matching grants and the raising of support. We believe we can accomplish this goal by working together with private donors, churches and the family and friends of adoptive couples. We are not an adoption agency and we do not place children with families. We do work with families that have already begun the process of adoption to help make that process more affordable.

His Kids Too!

219 B. Delta Court
Tallahassee, FL  32303
Email: director@hiskidstoo.org

This is a wonderful program designed so that your friends and family can assist you financially with adoption costs. This grant program is set up that donors make tax-deductible donations to His Kids Too! (only donations greater than $25.00 will receive a tax benefit) and then you may apply for a grant for the funds generated by donors. The benefit of this program is that you are in control of your fundraising efforts and donors will have complete confidence that donations will go for their intended purpose, adoption expenses.  This program is for American citizens adopting outside the US.

Help Us Adopt
P.O. Box 20435
New York, NY  10021
Email: info@helpusadopt.org

Helpusadopt.org is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) financial assistance grant program providing qualified couples and individuals -regardless of race, ethnicity, marital status, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability- with grants of up to $15,000 towards their domestic, international, foster, or special needs adoption expenses.

Home for Good Foundation
697 E. Intervale Road
Grants Pass, OR  97527-9022
Email: adopt@hfgf.org

Home for Good is involved in the ongoing work of planting adoptions ministries in churches around the world.  These ministries are created to support families raise funds who would like to adopt but are burdened by the cost.

IBSEN Adoption Network
2730 French Road NW
Olympia, WA  98502
Email: ibsenadoptionnetwork@comcast.net

IBSEN is a Christian organization that provides grants up to $1,000 to families adopting waiting children, special needs children or hard to place children.  Currently, this program is open only to residents of Washington State although they hope to offer grants nationally in the future.

JSC Foundation
6037 Owens Street
Arvada, CO 80004
Email: info@JSCFoundation.org

JSC Foundation is an adoption foundation with a heart to see children placed in loving Christian homes. Our desire is to assist families (grant) for whom the cost of adoption is a hardship, preventing them from adopting. We also feel that adoption requires sacrifice on the part of the adoptive family to give them ownership in the process.

Katelyn’s Fund Orphan Ministry
1327 3rd Avenue, SE
Sioux Center, IA  51250
Email: support.siouxfalls@katelysfund.org

The simple definition of Katelyn’s Fund (adoption grant) would be to bring orphan awareness to others, provide emotional and prayer support to families, and assist Christian families with the high costs of adoptions…although the ministry of Katelyn’s Fund is so much more. As we seek to capture the heart of adoption, we are devoted to actively and boldly speak of God’s loving call for us as His adoptive children.

Lifesong for Orphans
202 N. Ford Street
Gridley, IL  61744
Email: info@lifesongfororphans.org

Lifesong for Orphans offers a “matching grants” program and interest-free loans.

The LYDIA Fund
P.O. Box 156
Circle Pines, MN  55014-0156
Email: lydiafund@usfamily.net

The LYDIA Fund is a fund set up to help married Christian couples defray the costs associated with international adoption through grants.

Show Hope
P.O. Box 647
Franklin, TN  37065

Show Hope (formerly Shaohannah’s Hope) awards need-based financial grants to qualified families already in the process of adopting.

The Shepherds Crook

The Shepherds Crook provides adoption grants for families adopting children with special needs.

The cost of adoption is daunting for most. There are many ways to help with raising these funds, but mostly through enlisting the help of others. Below is not an exhaustive list of funding options and ideas, but it will be a good start. The Adoption Tax Credit (see link below) is beneficial to almost all those who adopt. Do not overlook the opportunity to claim as much as $13,460, toward adoption expenses, per child.