ADOPTION RESOURCES
FINANCIAL GRANTS & LOANS FOR ADOPTION

Find your local foster family agency (a free service) at www.childwelfare.gov/nfcad

National Council for Adoption
Phone: 888-628-7700
Website:  www.adoptioncouncil.org

Brittany's HOPE Foundation
1160 N. Market 
Elizabethtown, PA  17022
Phone: 717-367-9614
Email:  info@brittanyshope.org
Website:  http://www.brittanyshope.org/contact
Help in adopting internationally, older children and siblings.

HelpUsAdopt               
P.O. Box 787
New York City, NY  10050
Phone:  917-684-5484
Email:  info@HelpUsAdopt.org 
Website: https://www.helpusadopt.org
Helpusadopt.org 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 
Naples, FL  34103
Phone:  239-430-6240
Email:  Jamie@mwallc.com 
Website: http://www.oxfordadoption.com
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
Website: https://lifesong.org
Matching grants and interest-free loans.

A Child Waits / International Adoption Grant Program
1136 Barker  #12
Pittsfield, MA  01201
Phone:  866-999-2445
Email: cnelson@achildwaits.org
Website: https://www.achildwaits.org
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
1.  U.S. or Canadian Citizens
2.  Adopting Internationally
3.  Income Criteria - Call Before Applying if Your Current Gross Income exceeds $130,000
We accept applications from anyone adopting internationally, regardless of race, age,ethnicity, 
religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation or disability.

ABBA Fund
PO Box 868049 
Plano, TX  75086-8049
Phone: 888-775-3422
Website: https://www.abbafund.org
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:
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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.
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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.
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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
Email: news@giftofadoption.org
Website: https://giftofadoption.org
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.

Dream4Adoption
Phone 832-535-4883
Email: Director@Dream4Adoption.org
Website: https://dream4adoption.org
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  Suite 20
Dothan, AL  36305
Website: https://www.4everfamiliesfoundation.org
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. 

The Never Alone Foundation
PO Box 715
Colorado Springs, CO  80903
Email: director@laurelsmessage.com
Website: https://laurelsmessage.org
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 med-
ical service providers to allow the foundation to see how the grant award is being utilized.


EMBRYO ADOPTION 

Please see more resources such as this under the FINANCIAL RESOURCES PAGES

National Embryo Donation Center  
11126 Kingston Pike 
Knoxville,  TN  37934
Phone:  865-777-2013    866-585-8549             
Website: https://www.embryodonation.org
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.
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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.
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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 www.adopting.org.  
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. 


OTHER SOURCES FOR HOME STUDIES & ADOPTIONS

Bethany Christian Services
National Office: 
901 Eastern Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
Phone: 800-238-4269
Website: https://bethany.org 
&
2470 Collingwood 
Detroit, MI 48206
Phone: 313-281-5048
&
4180 Pier North Blvd.
Flint, MI 48504
Phone: 810-820-8144
&
30685 Barrington 
Madison Heights, MI  48071
Phone:  248-414-4080
Website: https://bethany.org/locations/us/michigan/southeast-michigan
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
Email: info@adoptionassociates.net
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26105 Orchard Lake  Suite 301
Farmington Hills, MI  48334 
Phone: 248-474-0990
Email: farmingtonhills@adoptionassociates.net
Website: https://adoptionassociates.net
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 overlook-
ed; and that leaves each client with an extra measure of peace of mind.
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Educational Opportunities & Services: 
1.  To better protect families and children, we offer many educational opportunities for adoptive families:
2.  Trans-racial and trans-cultural training for adopting African-American, biracial for international children
3.  Domestic infant training
4.  Adoption seminars
5.  Information Panels
6.  Parenting workshops
7.  Waiting family meetings
8.  Post-adoption support groups 
9.  Adoptive parent preparation and adjustment sessions

SAMARITAS   (formerly Lutheran Social Services of Michigan)       
8131 E. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, MI  48214
Phone: 313-823-7700 
Email: info@samaritas.org 
Website: https://www.samaritas.org/Family-Connections/Adoption
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 Ave.
Grosse Pointe Park, MI  48230
Phone: 313-824-4400
&
Community Based Offices
20300 Superior
Taylor, MI  48180
Phone: 734-284-6264
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Community Based Offices
14061 E. 13 Mile  Suite 1
Warren, MI  48093
Phone: 586-751-2802
&
Wolverine Center
2629 Lenox 
Detroit, MI  48215
Phone: 313-822-2400
&
Community Based Office
1311 S. Linden  Unit D
Flint, MI  48532
Phone: 810-234-0489
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Community Based Offices
43902 Woodward Ave, Suite 100
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Phone: 248-724-2643
Website: https://www.wolverinehs.org
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 acce-
ssible at the community level.

Ennis Center for Children
Wayne County 
20100 Greenfield 
Detroit, MI  48235
Phone: 313-342-2699
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Monroe County 
125 S. Monroe  Suite 302
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone: 734-349-6546
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Oakland County 
91 S.Telegraph 
Pontiac, MI  48341
Phone: 248-334-2715
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Genesee County 
129 E. Third 
Flint, MI  48502
Phone: 810-233-4031
Website: https://www.enniscenter.org
Ennis Center for Children serves all counties in Southeast Michigan with locations in Genesee, Living-
ston, 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 Dr.  Suite 120
Southfield, MI  48075
Phone: 248-443-0300 
Email: cgist@spaulding.org
Website: https://spaulding.org
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
Email: info@mchsmi.org
Website: https://www.mchsmi.org
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 Hwy.  Suite 500
Southfield, MI  48075
Phone: 248-258-0440
&
Wayne County
7375 Woodward Ave.  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 Dr.  Suite F
Ann Arbor, MI  48108
Phone: 734-622-0217
Website: https://orchards.org
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.

Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County
CSSW Main Building:
4925 Packard 
Ann Arbor, MI  48108
Phone: 734-971-9781
Website: https://csswashtenaw.org/family-children/adoption
When CSSW first opened its doors in 1959, adoption and counseling were the main focus. Sixty years 
later, programs and staff have greatly expanded. In addition to focusing on finding children happy and 
loving homes, support for low-income and teen moms, counseling for adoptive parents and birth mo-
thers, search and reunion services for those who either made adoption plans or were adopted through 
CSSW are available.


IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION

Find out about international adoption at:
Website:  www.foreignborn.com


SOME HELPFUL WEBSITES:

Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange (M.A.R.E.)
3840 Packard 
Ann Arbor, MI  48108
Phone: 800-589-6273     TTY: (734) 794-2984
Website: https://www.mare.org
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 
photo-listing page.
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MARE is not a placement service -- we do not provide care for waiting children and do not complete 
family home studies 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.
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For families outside of Michigan who are interested in adoption, visit AdoptUSKids. This is a compre-
hensive 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. 
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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 militaryfamily.orgchildwelfare.
gov, and adoptuskids.org.  
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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 NW   Suite B-103
Washington, DC  20036
Website: https://www.americanadoptioncongress.org
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
Email: info@childwelfare.gov
Website: https://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption






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