Some Sources to Help You Find Adoption Grants
Have you ever known a couple that would have made wonderful parents but they were unable to have children on their own? Did you wonder why they did not adopt children? It could have been because adoption is prohibitively expensive.Have you ever known a couple that would have made wonderful parents but they were unable to have children on their own? Did you wonder why they did not adopt children? It could have been because adoption is prohibitively expensive. There are though, some organizations out there that are willing to supply couples with grants for just such a purpose. Many though, are not familiar with the availability of these grants. Adoption grants are a form of financial aid offered to people who want to be parents. These grants are offered by all states to couples and parents who wish to adopt and live with their adopted children. Most of these are only for those adoption cases that happen within the United States but there are a few that are offered for international adoptions as well. Those that handle international adoptions are usually from the private sector.
There are close to one hundred organizations that offer grants for adoption purposes. There are some that have certain restrictions, terms, and conditions to certain children or adoptions. Prospective parents have to be sure that they can meet the guidelines and criteria set by the organization that they are working with. Each set of parents need to be sure that they know what these guidelines are so that they are not met with surprises or disappointments down the line. They also need to know if there are limitations of the grant so they can bring up the slack that the grant may not cover if need be.
Please find below a partial list of possible grant information:
Acres of Hope, Inc.
One of the most recognized not for profit organizations dedicated to providing educational information and support for those families who have children with emotional or physical challenges. Among its services are emotional support, advocacy services, loan programs, and financial assistance for these families. This organization also seeks to promote greater community understanding and support. They also offer grants and other financial aids to make their mission possible.
National Adoption Foundation
This organization does have a few grants to offer but they are quite limited. They do have unsecured to offer through a revolving nine million dollar loan bank that they have. They use this for those families who are thinking or planning to adopt a child but they cannot afford the adoption process costs.
The International Adoption Center
This organization provides grants to those families that qualify for them and want to adopt a child but cannot afford to do so. The grant that the family can receive is believed to be about a thousand dollars per couple. The couple needs to write a letter stating their need for the money. This letter is submitted to the organization along with any other documents that can support their argument that they need the money in order to adopt a child.