International Adoption Grant
An international adoption grant is a great way to help cover the often high costs of an international adoption.
Here are some more organizations that offer grants.
A Child Waits Foundation
The international adoption grant program available through A Child Waits Foundation is specifically designed to help older children and children with special needs still living in international orphanages to become part of a family.
This foundation's mission is to save children from living their entire childhood in international orphanages without the warmth and love of a family.
An international adoption grant from A Child Waits Foundation is awarded for the adoption of older or special needs children, and is based on the following:
Need of the Child: The child you want to adopt must be either over the age of five or have a medical or developmental need making it harder to place that child;
Financial: Families applying for a grant must demonstrate they have already raised the initial portion of the adoption fees.
Availability of Funds:
When determining whether a grant will be awarded, as well as the amount, the foundation will also look at the combination of age and medical condition of the child, cost of the adoption and the family's financial situation.
You must apply before your adoption is completed.
Also, your adoption must be in process through a 501(c) (3) adoption agency.
Grants are awarded to qualified U.S. citizens regardless of marital status, race, religion or national origin.
Sea of Faces
Sea of Faces was founded by a husband and wife team, both of whom were adopted as infants and who want to help the cause of adoption.
This organization was recognized by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute with a 2007 Angels in Adoption Award.
The amount of grant available through Sea of Faces will generally range from $1,000 to $3,000.
Grants are awarded during the months of March, June, September and December.
In order to apply for a grant, parents must have the referral of a child from a developing country.
They must also have a completed home study, as well as an approved I-171 H or I-797 C.
The only applicants who will qualify are married couples, one man and one woman, both professing Christians.
Families can apply up to six months after a child is home.
Factors Sea of Faces Foundation will consider when evaluating an application for an international adoption grant include urgency of need, church involvement, overall financial stewardship, adoption impact on the family's financial future and their adoption story.
Families who apply must also sign a statement of faith.
A $15 tax-deductible donation is requested with.
Katelyn's Fund will give an international adoption grant of $3,000, contingent on available resources and approval by the church board.
Families who wish to apply for an international adoption grant must have a completed home study, a picture of the adoptive family, picture of children to be adopted (if known), tax documents from the previous two years, statement of expenses from the adoption agency, and a list of at least five names and addresses to receive the Katelyn's Fund Newsletter.
You will need to submit your application at least 60 days before travel, and before traveling to pick up your child, you must have an interview with the board before being approved for a grant.
The goal of Katelyn's Fund is for children to be adopted into two-parent, Christian homes, and only married, heterosexual couples will be approved for a grant.
Applicants must complete a statement of faith attesting to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
In addition, they must be working with a licensed adoption agency and demonstrate financial hardship with adoption expenses or need of assistance.
Other Helpful Sources
Ask many couples why they don't adopt, and they'll say finances are what are holding them back. But it doesn't have to be that way.
My husband and I had a limited income, yet we were able to adopt three children, including one child from Guatemala without going into debt.
You can too. Here's how.
Are you thinking about pursuing an international adoption?
Developing a plan for how you'll pay for that adoption is the first step you should take.
Here are some ways to get started.
There are many ways to fund an international adoption.
Learn different ways by clicking here.
Uncle Sam also wants to help you with your adoption costs through a tax credit.
If you're looking for more details about the tax credit, you can read more
by clicking here.
Grants are a great way to help with adoption costs.
Find agencies that offer grants by clicking here.
Want to learn about more places for grants?
Here are some more great places to apply.
It is possible to find an international adoption you can afford.
Here are some ideas to help save money.
Still wondering how you're going to pay those adoption expenses?
Find more ways to raise funds by clicking here.
A garage sale is a great way to raise adoption funds.
Learn how to finance your adoption by clicking here.
Intimidated by high adoption costs? Don't be. Paying for your adoption involves taking one step at a time.
Find some more tips by clicking here.
So how much will your international adoption cost?
The answer will depend on the country you choose and whether you choose to go through an agency or pursue an independent international adoption.
Learn more here.
Fundraisers are a great way to pay for your adoption.
Learn about some fun ones by clicking here.
The best kinds of fundraisers are fun, fairly simple to organize and - naturally - bring in the most funds for your international adoption.
Making and selling gift baskets are one creative way to raise funds for your international adoption.
You can read some tips on making an appealing basket by clicking here.
Thinking about taking out a loan to pay for your adoption?
Read this article first by clicking here.
If you want to pursue a loan using your home as equity, there are important things to know upfront.
Learn more here.
One of the easiest and most effective ways to pay for your international adoption is to learn to cut back on costs.
Here are some easy ways.
Do you love doughnuts? You're not alone. Help pay for that adoption with a doughnut fundraiser.
Learn more here.
When making plans for raising funds for your adoption, don't forget to include friends and family.
Learn how to write a letter to solicit funds and help by clicking here.
More and more companies are now offering adoption benefits, so it's definitely worth your while to check and see if your company offers such benefits.
Use a raffle to raise funds for your adoption. Learn more.
Sell t-shirts and pay for your adoption with a t-shirt fundraiser. Read more.
Read one person's story about raising funds for her adoption with a Garage sale fundraiser.
A benefit gala is a fun way to pay for your adoption. Read more.
How about a chicken dinner for raising funds. You can read all about it by clicking here.
One adoptive parent used a roller skating fundraiser to help with adoption costs. You can read her story by clicking here.
While you're doing one fundraiser, why not combine it with another one? Learn how.
Looking for a low-cost, simple way to raise funds? How about the pasta fundraiser? Read more.
A taste test party is another great way to raise funds. Learn more about it by clicking here.
Using the cash bash to raise funds for your adoption. Learn more.
A jigsaw puzzle fundraiser is a fun way to raise money for your adoption. You can read about it by clicking here.
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