7 Adoption Grants You Need To Apply For NOW

The adoption of our son was made possible through the blessing of adoption grants.

Natalie Brenner November 09, 2017

We were officially home study ready for not even four months when a baby boy was born and needed a home. It was an already broken and mess of a situation, but we didn’t feel we could be available due to the high amount of adoption fees.

“My heart raced, I showed Loren, and he barely looked at the screen. He saw the high fees and moved on. Our bank account had about $7,000, we had a grant for $7,500 waiting for us, and that was about it. $14,500.” —Financing Adoption with Fundraising, free here!

The adoption, attorney, and hospital fees amounted to more than our annual salary at the time.

If anyone understands the absolute need for financial assistant for domestic infant (or international) adoption, it’s me.

I am humbled to say that little boy became our son and we are privileged to say we had the aid of three different grants. We applied to more than ten grants, and received three after we were matched and placed with our son.

(Looking for a way to support adoption? Support one of these grants!)

Here are seven adoption grants you need to apply for NOW:

Gift of Adoption
1. Gift of Adoption

“Our mission is to fill the void that separates child from family – through adoption assistance grants that give vulnerable children a permanent home and the chance to thrive.”

Apply now.

Show Hope
2. Show Hope

“Through Adoption Aid grants, Show Hope has helped more than 5,500 children from more than 50 countries, including the U.S. More than 2,400 waiting children with acute medical and special needs have received loving care through Show Hope’s Care Centers in China. Show Hope has worked to holistically approach orphan care, helping children in four key areas:

-Adoption Aid
-Care Centers
-Pre+Post Adoption Support
-Student Initiatives”

See website.

Lifesong for Orphans
3. Lifesong for Orphans

This is a faith-based organization. “100% of all donations to Lifesong for Orphans will go to caring for orphans (no administrative costs will be deducted). All US based fundraising and administrative costs are paid for by TMG Foundation and other partners.”

See website.

Katelyn’s Fund
4. Katelyn’s Fund

This organization gives priority to families whose annual income is less than $100,000.

See website.

Sowing Roots
5. Sowing Roots

“SowingRoots exists to love and care for orphans worldwide. SowingRoots’ goal is to minimize the financial burden that adoptive families face through merit based grants. SowingRoots also desires to physically and financially support orphans globally through faith based service, work and gifts.”

See website.

Help Us Adopt
6. Help Us Adopt

This organization has awarded over 230 adoption grants totaling over $2 million with grants up to $15,000. They support international, foster care, and domestic adoptions. Free charge to apply.

See website.

Mighty Families By Adoption
7. Mighty Families By Adoption

This is a very new grant. They accept only 50 applications at a time and award two families per year with $20,000.

See website.

Fund Your Adoption with Jeremy Resmer
9. Fund Your Adoption with Jeremy Resmer

This is not a grant, but a helpful podcast talking about different ways to fund your adoption.

Listen here.

Pathways for LIttle Feet
10. Pathways for LIttle Feet

This is not a grant, but it is an interest-free loan. You basically get to set your own repayment schedule.

See website.

Financing Adoption With Fundraising
11. Financing Adoption With Fundraising

This is not a grant but is a free ebook. Inside is a very simple list of fundraisers and how much was made off each fundraiser.

Get your copy here.

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Natalie Brenner

Natalie Brenner is wife to Loren and mom to two under two, living in Portland, Oregon. She is the best-selling author of This Undeserved Life. She likes her wine red, ice cream served by the pint, and conversations vulnerable. Natalie believes in the impossible and hopes to create safe spaces for every fractured soul. She's addicted to honesty and believes grief is the avenue to wholeness. Natalie is a bookworm, a speaker, and a lover of fall. Connect with her at NatalieBrennerWrites.com and join her email community.


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