Before you take a loan out from someone else, consider borrowing money from yourself. Many company 401k plans allow employees to borrow up to 50% of their current 401k balance. Keep in mind, however, that there may be a fee associated with withdrawing from your 401k early.
Adoption Grants, Loans and Fundraising Resources
- Adopt Together
AdoptTogether is a non-profit funding platform helping families raise money to pay for adoption costs.
- Both Hands
Organization that helps with raising funds for a specific family’s adoption.
- Just Love
Helps families set up fundraising opportunities with their organization.
- Pure Charity
Develop a project to help you raise money toward your goal of adoption.
- You Caring
Simple way of raising funds by setting up a profile for your cause.
- ABBA Fund
Adoption Assistance for Christian families in the form of interest-free loans.
- Adoption Subsidies
Information on adoption subsidies courtesy of NACAC.
- Affording Adoption Foundation
Families may apply for grants to help finance their adoptions.
- Boatner Family Foundation(no link)
This foundation provides grants from $1,000 up to $10,000. They require an agency approval, a financial statement, and a formal application. P.O. Box 132272, The Woodlands, TX 77393
- Gift of Adoption Fund
Provides grants to qualified adoptive families.
- God's Grace Adoption Ministry
Provides financial assistance to Christian families seeking to adopt in the form of grants and interest-free loans.
- Hebrew Free Loan Association
Provides interest-free loans to Jewish families living in Northern California.
- Help available to adopt special needs kids
A Chicago Tribune article on grants available to families adopting special needs children.
- Helping Kids Cope
Helps families defray the cost of adoption through their Parens-to-Be program.
- Help US Adopt
Help US Adopt offers adoptive families grants of up to $15,000 towards their domestic, international, foster, or special needsadoption expenses.
- Ibsen Adoption Network (Washington Only)
Provides adoption grants to families in Washington adopting special-needs children (children who are older, part of a sibling group, children of color, children waiting longer to be adopted, and children with physical, developmental, or emotional needs).
- LifeSong for Orphans
Offers adoptiongrants, loans, and funding solutions.
- National Adoption Foundation
Awards grants four times a year, and also has a loan program.
- Parenthood for Me
Provides adoption or medical grants to families who do not have children.
- Resources 4 Adoption
Resources 4 Adoption offers information on over 40 grant programs, adopting coaching, social networks, loans, fundraisers, employer benefits, military benefits, and more.!
- The Value of Adoption Subsidies: Helping Children Find Permanent Families
NACAC guide for adoption professionals on the value of adoption subsidies and the benefits they provide to children and families.