Who Should Apply?

The Gift of Adoption gave us the privilege to parent a daughter that might have never been adopted into a forever family. Gift of Adoption helped our family with supporting the wonderful experience of adopting our daughter from China. The adoption expenses can be overwhelming and just knowing that this organization has a passion to help people become adopted is such a joy. Adoption has been a wonderful experience for our family. Thank you Gift of Adoption for helping us!

Paul & Lori Ann (adopted Mikenna in 2009)

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.

Premier adoption assistance organization
Gift of Adoption puts adoption within reach by providing the last necessary funds to qualified families who need financial assistance.

Did you know?
More than $3.4 million in grants have been awarded by Gift of Adoption, helping over 1,200 children unite with their loving ‘forever’ family.

Now you can give a child the dignity, love and family they deserve.

Adoption is within your reach
Any U.S. citizen who has an approved and current home study from a licensed and accredited adoption agency is eligible to apply for a grant from The Gift of Adoption Fund.

The number of biological children or adopted children in the home does not impact eligibility. Moreover, grants are awarded regardless of religion, race, age, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Financial need and perseverance – personal commitment to funding and completing the adoption – must be demonstrated by the applicant(s).

Did you know?
Last year, 45% of Gift of Adoption grants went to special needs children, giving them a chance to be adopted before becoming institutionalized.

Additional qualifications:

You must have an approved and current home study from a licensed and accredited adoption agency or social worker before beginning the application process. [Note: If your state laws prevent your home study from being released to you or a third pary (e.g. Colorado), you must provide a statement signed by your agency confirming that you have a successful home study on file and that you have been approved to adopt the child with whom you are matched.]

Gift of Adoption awards grants to support domestic and international adoptions.

If adopting internationally, applicants must be utilizing the services of a COA accredited adoption agency in order to qualify for the GOA grant program. Learn more about The Hague Adoption Convention.

Did you know?
The Gift of Adoption Fund receives more than 50 requests for financial assistance each month, on average 20 of those meet the strict application criteria.

Do not apply if:

  • Your adoption has been finalized.
  • You are just starting the adoption process.
  • You are adopting internationally and the adoption is being facilitated by an agency that is not COA accredited (for a listing of COA accredited agencies, visit this site).

Grant Amounts
Gift of Adoption does not fully fund adoptions but provides the last bit of help needed to bring a child home.

  • Grants range from $1,000 to $7,500 with the average grant award at $3,500.
Did you know?
In 2008, 15% of Gift of Adoption grants went to help keep biological siblings together in one caring and loving home.

Are you ready? Learn how to apply for a Gift of Adoption Fund grant.

If you have any questions concerning the application requirements or grant amounts, please email them to: grants@giftofadoption.org

 
 
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