FINANCIAL GRANTS & LOANS FOR ADOPTION
National Council for Adoption
Brittany's HOPE Foundation
1160 N. Market
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Help in adopting internationally, older children and siblings.
P.O. Box 787
New York City, NY 10050
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.
Naples, FL 34103
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
Matching grants and interest-free loans.
A Child Waits / International Adoption Grant Program
1136 Barker #12
Pittsfield, MA 01201
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.
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.
PO Box 868049
Plano, TX 75086-8049
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
Techny, IL 60802
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 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.
256 Honeysuckle 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.
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 med-
ical service providers to allow the foundation to see how the grant award is being utilized.
National Embryo Donation Center
11126 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37934
Phone: 865-777-2013 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
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
901 Eastern Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Detroit, MI 48206
4180 Pier North Blvd.
Flint, MI 48504
Madison Heights, MI 48071
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.
1338 Baldwin Ave.
Jenison, MI 49428
26105 Orchard Lake Suite 301
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
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.
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
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
15100 Mack Ave.
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
Community Based Offices
Taylor, MI 48180
Community Based Offices
14061 E. 13 Mile Suite 1
Warren, MI 48093
Detroit, MI 48215
Community Based Office
1311 S. Linden Unit D
Flint, MI 48532
Community Based Offices
43902 Woodward Ave, Suite 100
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
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
Detroit, MI 48235
125 S. Monroe Suite 302
Monroe, MI 48161
Pontiac, MI 48341
129 E. Third
Flint, MI 48502
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
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
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
Orchards Children's Services
Headquarters / Oakland/ Wayne Counties
24901 Northwestern Hwy. Suite 500
Southfield, MI 48075
7375 Woodward Ave. Suite 2510
Detroit, MI 48202
42140 Van Dyke Suite 206
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
1995 Highland Dr. Suite F
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
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:
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
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:
SOME HELPFUL WEBSITES:
Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange (M.A.R.E.)
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: 800-589-6273 TTY: (734) 794-2984
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
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.
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.
Military families should contact agencies in their home state (where you have residency) to complete
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
For step-by-step suggestions on how to conduct a search for birth parents.
To locate records, groups and other resources in your state: