Adoption Grants, Loans and Fundraising Resources:
- 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 ofgrants 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.
Before you take a loan out from someone else, consider borrowing from yourself. Many company 401K plan allow employees to borrow up to 50 percent of their current 401K balance.
Adoption Tax Credits:
- Adoption Learning Partners Webinar - The Adoption Tax Credit
Free webinar courtesy of ALP that is updated every year to cover the most recent information regarding the Adoption Tax Credit.
- IRS Adoption Tax Credit Form
Tax form 8339- Qualified Adoption Expenses.
- IRS Topic 607 - Adoption Credit
IRS' official page with information on the Adoption Tax Credit.
- NACAC - Federal Adoption Tax Credit
Information on the Adoption Tax Credit and how to file, courtesy of NACAC.
Employee Benefit Programs:
- Adopt Link - Employee Adoption Benefits
Outlines the advantages to employee adoption benefits, includes a list of companies who currently offer adoption benefits, and provides a list of other adoption assistance programs.
- Adoptive Families - How to Lobby Your Employer for Adoption Benefits
Adoptive Families article on how to ask your employer to institute adoption benefits into the company.
- Dave Thomas Foundation - Adoption Friendly Workplace
A list of companies who provide adoption benefits, a "workplace kit" to help you create a proposal to institute adoption benefits in your company, and a survey for families whose companies currently offer adoption benefits, courtesy of the Dave Thomas Foundation.
Military Adoption Benefit:
- Adoption for Military Families: How to Get Started
Information on adopting as a military family, including information on reimbursement programs, deployment deferment, and military leave, courtesy of Military Money.
- Adoption Reimbursement Program
Information on the military's adoption reimbursement program, courtesy of Military 1 Source.
- Military Families Considering Adoption
Factsheet covering topics such as adoption laws, costs, and post-adoption resources for military families, courtesy of Child Welfare Information Gateway.
- My Army Benefits
For full-time & retired Army personnel, there is a one-time subsidy program available for adoption expenses. Please check with the appropriate base personnel to determine the current benefits.
- National Military Family Association
Answers frequently asked questions about adopting as a military family.
- Navy Adoption Reimbursement
Information on the U.S. Navy's adoption reimbursement policies.
- U.S. Coast Guard Adoption Reimbursement
Information the U.S. Coast Guard's adoption reimbursement policies.