Financial Assistance for Adoption

 

 

Financial Assistance

Here is some information on how adoptive parents can get some financial help.

Tax credit

The federal government offers an adoption tax credit of $ 10,000 to all adoptive families on qualifying expenses paid for a child's adoption. In addition to this some states offer an additional tax credit or income tax deduction for families that have adopted a child. For more information contact IRS at www.IRS.gov and look up publication # 968.

National Adoption Foundation

Provides secured and unsecured loans for adoption related costs. You can access their web site at www.nafadopt.org/loanprograms or call 888-627-8767.


The Shepherd's Crook Ministries

Is an organization that helps adoptive parents that want to adopt special needs children, but have low income, and are working with Adoption Avenues, to receive grants for completing their adoption. For more information you may access their web site at www.theshepherdscrook.org


A Child Waits Foundation

Cynthia and Randolph Nelson
1136 Barker Road #12
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone# 518-794-8890 or 1-866-999-2445
Fax# 1-518-794-6243
I-mail: achildwaits@poboxes.com
A Child Waits Foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation with a simple goal: to reduce the number of international children who are not adopted because prospective parents do not have the savings (finances) to pay for the total cost of the international adoption. This foundation helps parents with costs by making low interests loans which cover a portion of the adoption fees.

The foundation can be viewed as providing a down payment towards the adoptive process. (Please take this part out we help families with the final fees)

Eligibility is based on financial need, with each case being judged individually. The maximum loans given are $10,000 with the interest rate set at 5%.

Website: www.achildwaits.org

 

Military Non-Recurring Subsidy

For active duty adoptive parents the military will reimburse up to $ 2,000 on adoption expenses for one child and $ 5,000 for siblings. Parents need to file after the adoption is finalized and if they worked with a licensed adoption agency. They need to file form DD 2673 and see the Defense Finance Service Instruction 1341 or call 303-333-0845 for more information.



Also:

The Gift of Adoption Fund
Gene Wika
101 East Pier Street, 1st Floor
Port Washington, WI 53074
Phone# 1-414-268-1368 (for application)
Phone# 1-877-905-2367
Phone# 1-262-268-1386
Website: www.giftofadoption.org

The Gift of Adoption Fund is a non-profit foundation funding donations and fundraising events. Gift of Adoption Fund is established to assist poverty stricken adoptive parents by providing cash grants to subsidize a portion of the costs of adoption. Grants are awarded on a monthly basis with sums ranging from $2,000 to $5,000. The grants are available to single parents, families with previous children, and prospective adoptive parents who are adopting internationally, interpedently or through an agency. Applicants may apply up to three times.
 

 

Bright Futures
Jill Tate - Executive Director
1509 Maurice Trull Road
Wingate, NC 28174
E-mail: brightfutures@alltel.net
Website: www.homestead.com/brightfutures

Bright Futures Foundation is a non-profit 501(c) (3) foundation that endeavors to help internationally orphaned/abandoned children find forever families. Bright Futures fundraises nationally to reduce the fees necessary to adopt. Bright Futures is constantly working to raise funds to grant to families who are endeavoring to bring home waiting children
 

 

National Adoption Foundation
100 Mill Plain Rd.
Danbury, CT 06811
Phone # 1-203-791-3811
Website: www.nafadopt.org

Families can apply to this foundation for an outright grant. The grant program is open to all legal adoptions including public or private agency adoptions, international, special needs or adoptions facilitated by an attorney. There is no income requirement. There is a simple one-page application and the only requirement to apply is a home study, or one in progress. The Foundation's board meets four times a year, during the last week of each quarter, to award grants in amounts ranging from $500 to $4000.
 

 

The National Adoption Center in Philadelphia
1500 Walnut St. Suite 701
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone # 1-215-735-9988
Fax # 1-215-735-9410
E-mail: nac@adopt.org
Website: www.adopt.org

This site consists of a list of corporations who give grants for adoption contract. Additionally, the NACIP offers material on how to get employee incentive programs related to the adoption process. For more information on this call, 1-800-TO-ADOPT
 

 

The Ibsen Adoption Network
Marilyn Brisbane
2730 French Road. N.W.
Olympia, WA 98502
Phone # 1-360-866-7036
Fax # 1-360-866-8917
E-mail: wgbris@aol.com
Website: www.angelfire.com/home/IBSEN

This program is for Washington state residents only. Ibsen Adoption Network is a private non-profit organization. There soul purpose is to create a network and to generate funds that will provide financial assistance, educational and emotional support to families adopting waiting children. The Allocation Committee meets twice a year to consider assistance requests for small grants of $1,000 for waiting children.
 

 

Our Chinese Daughters Foundation Inc.
Dr. Jane A Liedtke, Founder
P.O. Box 1243
Bloomington, IL 61702-1243
Telephone: 309-662-1090
E-mail: Jane@OCDF.org or Janeliedtke@yahoo.com
website: www.ocdf.org

The Chinese Daughters Foundation will award two to four mini-grants for a total of $1,000 annually. The purpose of these mini-grants is to support activities and events which provide Chinese Cultural programs to adoptive families or support single persons adopting children from China in the pre- and post-adoption process.

 

 

RELIGIOUS BASED PROGRAMS:

 


God's Grace Adoption Ministry
Darin Denlinger
PO BOX 4
Modesto California 95353
Phone # 1-209-572-4539
E-mail: info@ggam.org
Website: www.ggam.org

God's Grace Adoption Ministry Inc. was established as a non-profit organization to help provide needy children of the world with Christian families by helping adoptive-parents overcome the financial burden of adopting children. It is the belief of this corporation that the placement of children into Christian homes ministers to a child's physical and spiritual well being. As such this corporation prioritizes families that are a two parent home. Christian families are a must; however the income level must below 60,000. Families with previous children are welcome. Application available online.

 

 

LOAN PROGRAMS:

 


A Child Waits Foundation
Cynthia and Ralph Nelson
1136 Barker Road #12
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone# 1-914-962-0886 or 1-866-999-2445
Fax# 1-518-794-6243
E-mail: achildwaits@poboxes.com
Website: www.achildwaits.org

A Child Waits Foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation with a simple goal: to reduce the number of international children who are not adopted because prospective parents do not have the savings (finances) to pay for the total cost of the international adoption. This foundation helps parents with costs by making low interests loans which cover a portion of the adoption fees. The foundation can be viewed as providing a down payment towards the adoptive process. Eligibility is based on financial need, with each case being judged individually. The maximum loans given are $7,000 for one child -$10,000 for two children with the interest rate set at 7%.

 

For more information on international adoption please feel free to call or e-mail us at info@adoptionavenues.org

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