Chosen for Life Ministries wants to connect you with as many resources as possible to help you afford your adoption! Scroll through the lists below to find:

  • Adoption Grants
  • No-Interest and Low-Interest Adoption Loans
  • Other types of financial assistance

Acres of Hope Adoption Assistance

Affording Adoption Foundation

The Boatner Family Foundation:

  • Amount: provides grants from $1,000 up to $10,000
  • Requirements: an agency approval, a financial statement, and a formal application
  • Contact: The Boatner Foundation, P.O. Box 132272,   The Woodlands, Texas 77393-2272.

Brittany’s Hope:

Caroline’s Promise:

A Child Waits Foundation:

  • Amount: provides grants up to $5,000 (for international adoptions)
  • Requirements: must be using a 501c3 agency, adopting internationally, yearly household income below $120,000, must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen, agency recommendation form
  • Due Date: 3-4 months prior to adoption trip
  • Contact:http://www.achildwaits.org/Grant%20Program.htm

Gift of Adoption Fund:

God’s Grace Adoption Ministry:

  • Amount: matching grant of $2,500
  • Requirements: Christian families, two parent (male and female) families
  • Due Date: can apply at any stage of the adoption process
  • Contact:http://ggam.org/about/faq/

Help Us Adopt:

  • Amount: $500 to $15,000
  • Requirements: approved home study, priority to couples without children, at least one applicant must be a U.S. citizen
  • Due Dates: December 15th for grants awarded February 28th; April 15th for grants awarded June 30th; August 5th for grants awarded October 31st
  • Contact:http://www.helpusadopt.org/faqs.html

Hand in Hand Christian Adoption:

International Adoption Resources:

Katelyn’s Fund:

  • Amount: $3,000
  • Requirements: interview, complete home study, Christian, married
  • Due Date: within 45 days of placement of child for domestic adoption; 90 days before final travel for international adoption
  • Contact:http://katelynsfund.org/

Lifesong for Orphans:

Lydia Fund:

National Adoption Foundation:

Parenthood for Me:

  • Amount: $2,000 to $5,000
  • Requirements: must be a U.S. citizen residing in the states, must demonstrate financial hardship, cannot currently have children, completed home study
  • Contact:http://www.parenthoodforme.org/grants/

Room for One More:

Sea of Faces:

  • Amount: $1000-$3000
  • Requirements: Legal U.S. Residents, have a referral, completed home study, have an approved I-171H or I-797C, married couple, must be Christian
  • Contacthttp://www.seaoffaces.org

Show Hope:


No-Interest and Low-Interest Adoption Loans:

Abba Fund:

  • Amount: varies, (average is $6,000-$8,000), an interest free loan
  • Requirements: Christian faith, complete home study
  • Contact:http://www.abbafund.org/

America’s Christian Credit Union:

A Child Waits Foundation:

  • Amount: varies, low-interest loan
  • Requirements: completing an international adoption, complete home study, yearly household income below $150,000
  • Due Date: 4 months prior to final adoption trip
  • Contact:http://www.achildwaits.org/

Pathways for Little Feet:


Other Resources:

Both Hands Foundation:

Serving widows, orphans, and adoptive families, this organization helps people raise funds for orphans while serving widows through home improvement projects. See their website for more information.

Employers Assistance:

Some employers have adoption assistance in their benefit packages. Ask your employer if he or she can help with adoption expenses, or call Adoption and the Workplace at the National Adoption Center at 800.862.3678 to find out how to request this help from your employer.

Fundraising:

Collect donations from your family, friends, and church, make and sell a craft, hold a large garage sale, re-think your standard of living…and pray, pray, pray!

Military Subsidy:

Active military personnel may be eligible for a one-time $2,000 subsidy per child for adoption, with a maximum of $5,000 per calendar year. The adoption must be completed.

Tax Deductions:

The Federal Adoption Tax Credit of up to $13,460 is now available to assist with qualifying adoption expenses. The adoption credit is an amount that you subtract from your tax liability. Families with significantly higher Adjusted Gross Incomes may receive smaller credits.