Adoption Funding Assistance

Getting Started . . . a good book

Adopt Without Debt by Julie Gumm. www.juliegumm.com

Getting Started . . .a couple of good general websites

www.affordingadoption.com

www.adoptionfinancinginformation.com

KC Area Resources

Woods Chapel United Methodist Church Provides small grants to adoptive families. www.adoptionresourcefoundation.org

Hand in Hand Christian Adoption Offers matching grants for adoptive families. www.handinhandadopt.org

Adoption Grant & Loan Programs

A Child Waits Seeks to provide low interest loans for families who have exhausted all other financial resources and who could not proceed with adoption without this financial assistance. Eligibility is based upon financial need. www.achildwaits.org

ABBA Fund Offers interest-free loans to adoptive Christian families. www.abbafund.org

America's Christian Credit Union Provides adoption loans for families. www.americaschristiancu.com

Both Hands Foundation Mobilizes the body of Christ on behalf of the orphan and the widow. They empower the adoptive family to organize a work party who volunteer to spend a Saturday working on a widow's home making repairs, cleaning, doing yard work. The volunteers send out letters to their circle of friends asking them for sponsorship for this day of service. The funds raised help the adoptive family with their costs. www.bothhandsfoundation.org

Brittany's Hope Provides adoption grants to couples adopting internationally, children with special needs. www.brittanyshope.org

Chances by Choice   Provides internationally born orphans with HIV, and the families that adopt them, the resources to thrive. www.chancesbychoice.org

Families Outreach Provides adoption grants to qualified families. www.familiesoutreach.org

Katelyn's Fund Offers adoption grants to Christian couples. www.katelynsfund.org

Lifesong Helps lower the cost of adoption by offering matching grants to adoptive families. www.lifesongfororphans.org

Lifetime Adoption Foundation Provides adoption grants for those opening their hearts to adopt hard to place children. www.lifetimefoundation.org

Micah Fund Provides dollar-for-dollar matching grants to families adopting minority children. www.micahfund.org

Pure Charity Pure Charity partners with over 1,000 retailers including Target, Babies R Us, Walmart, Diapers.com, Forever 21, Priceline, Lowes and MANY more who can help you fund your adoption. The Pure Charity Rewards Network lets your friends and family shop online at their favorite retailers and a portion of the purchase price is deposited into their Pure Charity account. That is money that can then be donated towards your fundraiser. It costs nothing extra! www.purecharity.com/us/adoption-fundraising/

Show Hope Foundation established by Steven Curtis & Mary Beth Chapman. They provide adoption grants to families. www.showhope.org