Find your local foster family agency (a free service) at

National Council for Adoption
Phone: 888-628-7700

Brittany's HOPE Foundation
1160 North Market Street
Elizabethtown, PA  17022
Phone: 717-367-9614
Help in adopting internationally, older children and siblings.

P.O. Box 787
New York City, NY  10050
Phone:  917-684-5484
Website: is a national 501(c)(3) financial grant program that helps couples/individuals
(regardless of ethnicity, gender, marital status, religion, or sexual orientation) with the cost of
their adoptions by awarding grants up to $15,000.  We support domestic, international and foster
care adoptions and do not charge our applicants to apply. Since 2007, we have awarded 306 adoption
grants totaling over $2.7 million.

Oxford Adoption
4309 Crayton Road
Naples, FL  34103
Phone:  239-430-6240
Oxford Adoption Foundation was formed to help families to adopt internationally by providing
low-interest loans to assist with the expenses associated with the international adoption process.  
It is the goal and objective of Oxford Adoption Foundation to help as many children as possible
to become part of loving adoptive families.

Life Song of Orphans  (formerly Life International)
PO Box 40
Gridley, IL  61744
Phone:  309-747-4527
Matching grants and interest-free loans.

A Child Waits / International Adoption Grant Program
1136 Barker Road  #12
Pittsfield,  MA  01201
Phone:  866-999-2445
A Child Waits Foundation's International Adoption Grant Program is designed to help children
who are living in international orphanages or international foster care to become part of a family.
Our program is dedicated to helping families complete their adoption and bring their children home
by providing grants to help with some of the cost of adoption.
Eligibility Criteria:
We accept applications from anyone adopting internationally, regardless of race, age,
ethnicity, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation or disability.

PO Box 868049
Plano, TX  75086-8049
Phone: 888-775-3422
ABBA Fund helps provide adoption assistance for Christian families. The ministry is best known
for our interest-free adoption loans to help with the final costs of an adoption, but very popular
also are the Family Adoption Funds that can be set up as part of our Christian Family Adoption
Grant Fund. More than $6.5 million+ in adoption assistance has been provided since 2004 to help
Christian families overcome the financial burden of adoption:
Interest-Free Loans – Simply put, Christian families helping other Christian families adopt … these
are the cornerstone of ABBA Fund’s efforts. These loans are typically no more than 1/3 of the overall
cost of the adoption, and average in the $6,000-$8,000 range.
Christian Family Adoption Grant Fund – A fundraising initiative in our portfolio of programs, the Christian
Family Adoption Grant Fund allows families to ignite generosity in their communities of friends and family
to give into a charitable fund to help reduce the financial burden of their adoption. Grants are made directly
to adoption service providers, including home study costs, agency fees, legal costs, and even major medical
needs  after the child is home.
In addition to the options above. you’ll also find a depth of relationships, resources and encouragement
in our growing community of 1,000+ adoptive families.

Gift of Adoption Program
2001 Waukegan
Techny, IL  60802
Phone:  877-905-2367
Welcome to the Gift of Adoption Fund. 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.

Phone 832-535-4883
Our Mission
To assist in the initial steps of adoption for first time adopting families, through a monetary donation
to their home study.  Whether the home study is included in your agency fees or if you are required
to submit payment to an independent company, we hope to help many families to grow through our
assistance. Domestic or international adoptions are welcome to apply, however, we currently only
have the ability to fund families that are citizens of the United States.

Forever Families
256 Honeysuckle Road  Suite 20
Dothan, AL  36305
Established just a few short years ago, Forever Families Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Christian
ministry. Our primary mission is dedicated to providing financial assistance to Christian families who
are adopting, both domestically and internationally. Since our founding in 2013, we have awarded
$307,500 in grants to families all across the United States.

The Never Alone Foundation
PO Box 715
Colorado Springs, CO  80903
The Never Alone Foundation offers grants twice a year. The next deadline is June 15, 2019. NAF
only offers grants to families who are adopting internationally. You must have a completed home
study and you must not yet have completed the adoption process. Grant money is not allowed
to be used for travel purposes. Grant awards vary in amounts and are sent directly to the adoption
agency. Grants also must be utilized within 12 months of the award date. If the money has not been
used, it must be returned to the foundation. All grant recipients will be required to submit a follow-up
report at six months and 12 months following the grant award; it must include statements from the
adoption agency, therapist(s), and/or medical service providers to allow the foundation to see how
the grant award is being utilized.

Kids of Kyla Inc.
Kids of Kyla awards grants to families who are pursuing adoption or are under the care
of a licensed infertility specialist. Priority is given to families who live in the state of Colorado,
however, it is open to other states. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, must demonstrate a need
for financial assistance, must show they are committed to raising additional needed funds, and
must complete their application process. Their application process includes an application, checklist,
monthly budget, net worth, signed authorizations, completed essay questions, two years of tax returns
and a letter on clinic letterhead (if pursuing infertility treatments/grants).


National Embryo Donation Center 
11126 Kingston Pike
Knoxville,  TN  37934
Phone:  865-777-2013  OR  866-585-8549           
Since 2003, the National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC) has been the country’s leading comprehensive
non-profit embryo donation program. Our mission is to protect the lives and dignity of human embryos.
We do that by promoting, facilitating and educating about embryo donation and adoption (ED/EA). We’re
also the only clinic-based organization that works with families of all races, faiths and ethnic backgrounds.
So why are we here? When couples go through in vitro fertilization (IVF), there are often remaining embryos. 
Those are frozen and stored for later use. An estimated 700,000 to over 1,000,000 human embryos are stored
in the U.S. right now.
When couples decide that their family is complete but still have embryos remaining, there are a few options.
They can donate the embryos to research. They can thaw them and let them die. Couples can keep them frozen.
Or they can donate them to a couple who is unable to conceive. A lot of people believe embryo donation is the
most life-honoring solution.The NEDC handles the medical, legal and social aspects of ED/EA. When someone
donates embryos to us, we become the interim caregiver and store them at no charge to donors.
From there, our team works hard to match the right embryos with the perfect family. You can choose
from a huge number of available embryos with no waiting list! We also offer varying communication options
between donating and receiving families. Those range from closed to a fully open relationship. Mediation
is available for open relationships.

NOTE:  Many employers offer adoption benefits as part of their employee compensation
program to help cover a portion of your adoption expenses.Talk to your human resources
department to determine if these benefits are available to you.

NOTE:  For a breakdown of the costs you can expect from all types of adoption, (and to
learn about programs that offer financial aid), visit  Another alternative
is to adopt a child who is in foster care. Because there are so many children in the system,
many states reduce or waive adoption fees. Federal and state assistance programs can
help further.


Bethany Christian Services
National Office:
901 Eastern Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
Phone: 800-238-4269
2470 Collingwood
Detroit, MI 48206
Phone: 313-281-5048
4180 Pier North Blvd.
Flint, MI 48504
Phone: 810-820-8144
30685 Barrington St. 
Madison Heights, MI  48071
Phone:  248-414-4080
Over 75 years ago, we began our work by serving a single child.Today, we work in more than 30 states
and more than a dozen countries worldwide, serving more than 50,000 people every year.

Adoption Associates, Inc.
Administrative Office:
1338 Baldwin Ave.
Jenison, MI  49428
Phone: 800-677-2367
26105 Orchard Lake  Suite 301
Farmington Hills, MI  48334
Phone: 248-474-0990
As a leading adoption agency in Michigan, Adoption Associates, Inc., has placed over 5,300 children
into loving homes since 1990. Adoption, in the purest sense of the word, is our specialty and passion.
More important than any number is our commitment to each child and parent: a commitment to care,
and to walk each family carefully through each step of the adoption process. No detail will be overlooked;
and that leaves each client with an extra measure of peace of mind.
Educational Opportunities & Services:
To better protect families and children, we offer many educational opportunities for adoptive families:
Transracial and transcultural training for adopting African-American, biracial or international children
Domestic infant training
Adoption seminars
Information Panels
Parenting workshops
Waiting family meetings
Post-adoption support groups
Adoptive parent preparation and adjustment sessions

SAMARITAS   (formerly Lutheran Social Services of Michigan)      
8131 E. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, MI  48214
Phone: 313-823-7700
Today, Samaritas spans the state’s Lower Peninsula with more than 60 program sites in over 40
cities, through nearly 2000 dedicated staff and volunteers. Those programs include: Adoption,
Foster Care, Senior and Affordable Living.

Wolverine Human Services
Administrative Office:
15100 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Park, MI  48230
Phone: 313-824-4400
Community Based Offices
20300 Superior Road
Taylor, MI  48180
Phone: 734-284-6264
Community Based Offices
14061 E 13 Mile Road, Suite 1
Warren, MI  48093
Phone: 586-751-2802
Wolverine Center
2629 Lenox Street
Detroit, MI  48215
Phone: 313-822-2400
Community Based Office
1311 S. Linden Road, Unit D
Flint, MI   48532
Phone: 810-234-0489
Community Based Offices
43902 Woodward Ave, Suite 100
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Phone: 248-724-2643
In everything we do, our mission remains the same: “Helping Children to be Victors.”
Our purpose is to offer the most appropriate settings and most effective service providers
to children, their families and their communities. We take part in a mutual effort assisting
those in need to overcome social and economic barriers, to capitalize on their personal
strengths, and to contribute to their own healing. Our approach is eclectic and is founded
on the premise of “unconditional” care. Wolverine’s continuum of services and effective
network of referral sources provide a responsive and cost-effective system accessible
at the community level.

Ennis Center for Children
Wayne County
20100 Greenfield Road,
Detroit, MI  48235
Phone: 313-342-2699
Monroe County
125 South Monroe, Suite 302
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone: 734-349-6546
Oakland County
91 South Telegraph Road
Pontiac, MI 48341
Phone: 248-334-2715
Genesee County
129 East Third Street
Flint, MI 48502
Phone: 810-233-4031
Ennis Center for Children serves all counties in Southeast Michigan with locations in Genesee,
Livingston, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Wayne County. We are a leading agency in finding
adoptive families for children, including those with special needs. Ennis Center also works with
delinquent teens, helping them stay safe, stay in school and on a path toward a productive adulthood.

Spaulding for Children
16250 Northland Drive  Suite 120
Southfield, MI 48075
Phone: 248-443-0300
There are thousands of children and youth in need of a safe and loving home and you can help.
We can help you with the skills and competencies needed to be a successful parent. The Number
#1 requirement is the willingness to create a lifelong impact on a child’s life and we will support
you along the way with training and supportive services.

Methodist Children’s Home Society
26645 W. Six Mile
Redford, MI 48240
Phone: 313-531-4060
Methodist Children’s Home Society (MCHS) finds safe, caring homes for children who are survivors
of abuse and neglect across southeast Michigan while providing support to children and families
through foster care, adoption, residential care and transitional living. As a secular nonprofit organization,
MCHS proudly serves children and families of every creed,background and lifestyle and continues
to change lives thanks to the support of donors and volunteers.
Serves Wayne County, Oakland County & Macomb County

Orchards Children's Services                               
Headquarters / Oakland/ Wayne Counties
24901 Northwestern Highway  Suite 500
Southfield, MI  48075
Phone: 248-258-0440
Wayne County
7375 Woodward Avenue  Suite 2510
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 313-416-0200
Macomb County
42140 Van Dyke  Suite 206
Sterling Heights, MI  48314
Phone:  586-997-3886
Washtenaw County
1995 Highland Drive  Suite F
Ann Arbor, MI  48108
Phone: 734-622-0217
Orchards also serves Livingston, Shiawassee and St. Clair, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe,
Shiawassee and St. Clair counties and provide Specialized Statewide Services. Since 1986 when
Orchards Children’s Services first entered into the adoptions field, we have completed more than
3,000 adoptions.  Although most of the children are adopted by their foster parents or relatives
there is no typical adoptive family and there continues to be an ongoing need for families who are
willing to adopt older children.


Find out about international adoption at:


Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange (M.A.R.E.)
3840 Packard Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI  48108
Phone: 800-589-6273     TTY: (734) 794-2984
Website: www.
The Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) is a statewide information and referral service
for families interested in adopting children from foster care, and for adoption workers looking for
homes for these children.The MARE website provides a listing of waiting children in Michigan and
of Michigan families interested in adopting children with special needs. To view waiting children,
please visit the photolisting page.
MARE is not a placement service -- we do not provide care for waiting children and do not complete
family homestudies or foster care licenses. Instead, MARE refers prospective parents to agencies
and answers questions they might have about adoption and children with "special needs." MARE
also provides technical assistance to adoption workers and agencies.
For families outside of Michigan who are interested in adoption, visit AdoptUSKids.This is a comp-
rehensive national website with many articles, trainings, and state-specific links. It also includes
photo listings of children all over the United States and the ability to register as an interested
family and complete child-specific inquiries.
Military families should contact agencies in their home state (where you have residency) to complete
the family assessment. More information may also be found by visiting,, and
If you live outside of Michigan and are already approved for adoption, you may inquire on Michigan
children through the AdoptUSKids online inquiry system. Instructions on inquiring on Michigan
children are sent to all interested families through the messaging system of the website.

American Adoption Congress
1030 15Th St.NW  Suite B-103
Washington, DC  20036
For step-by-step suggestions on how to conduct a search for birth parents.

To locate records, groups and other resources in your state:
Phone: 1-800-394-3366


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