Fund Your Adoption

Answer the call to adoption without breaking the bank.

Grant Programs:

-Go Fund Me
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-Employee Benefit Programs
Many private and governmental employers offer adoption assistance and benefits. These might include financial reimbursement, paid and unpaid leave and resource and referral services. Please inquire with your Human Resources or benefits department.

-Family Medical Leave Act
After you adopt, what about job security while staying home with your new child? The Family Medical
Leave Act may provide the benefits you need. The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 is a federal law that requires employers of more than 50 workers to give full-time employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for the birth or adoption of a child. One must have been employed for at least 12 months and worked at least 1250 hours during the previous 12 months. Your employer may have more generous benefits, but this offers minimum protection.

-Military Subsidies
If you are an active-duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States, you may be eligible for a $2,000 per child military subsidy. Check with your base commander for more information.

-Banks
Check with your local bank on the availability of unsecured adoption loans or how to qualify for a home equity line of credit. In addition, some employers allow loans against 401(k) plans.

 

Your Church

-Family Building Grant

The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation’s Family Building Grant is an annual award that provides up to $10,000 to
needy, infertile families. These grants assist with the costs associated with infertility treatment or
domestic adoption. Find more information at cadefoundation.org/

-helpusadopt.org

-showhope.org

His Kids Too! Grants of $2,000 for Christian families adopting internationally. hiskidstoo.org or call 850-529-5437
Gift of Adoption Fund Grants for adoption completion $2,000 to $5,000 giftofadoption.org or call 877-905-2367
Abba Fund Interest Free Loans abbafund.org or call 888-775-3422 or email julie@abbafund.org
The Lydia Fund Grants for overseas and expenses (Christian married couples only) lydiafund.org or call 612-338-7653 ext. 345
A Child Waits Foundation Low cost loans for adoption completion – maximum of $10,000 achildwaits.org or call 866-999-2445
Sparrow Fund For medical expenses related to the review of child’s referral information. sparrow-fund.org
A Child's Desire Grants for special needs and over age 8 achildsdesire.org or call 318-354-1229
God's Grace Adoption Ministry Grants for Christian married couples earning less than $60,000 ggam.org
Room for One More Child Adoption grants- application available on their website roomforonemorechild.org
Christian Advocates for Adoption Help with raising funds for adoption from friends and family cafadopt.org
Sheperd's Crook Ministries Fundraising assistance to families adopting waiting childthesheperdscrook.org
Resources4Adoption Compilation of the most up to date financial resources for adoption resources4adoption.org
Mama Lydia Fund Interest free loans for eligible CAS families, must be applied for through the Abba Fund abbafund.org