After deciding to pursue adoption, families can become discouraged when they discover its costs. Though adoption can be expensive, there are many financial resources available to aid families. The following websites provide lists of grants and financing resources:
- A Gift of Adoption
- Child Welfare Information Gateway
- North American Council on Adoptable Children
- A Child Waits
This national non-profit program will provide qualified couples and individuals (regardless of race, religion, marital status, or sexual preference) with grants of up to $15,000 toward their adoption expenses
- Adoption Assistance & Financial Support
- The MJFLA Eileen and Glenn Graves Growing Families Loan Fund provides interest-free loans up to $10,000 to eligible Wisconsin families to help with the costs of adoption, fertility treatment/IUI/IVF, gestational or traditional surrogacy, kinship adoption, etc. Sufficient income and guarantors are required. Payment schedules are tailored to individual clients. To learn more about the loan process and eligibility criteria, visit MJFLA.org or call 414-961-1500, ext. 1 to speak with Ginny. Phone calls are strongly encouraged.
Some workplaces offer employee benefits, and you may want to talk to your employer to see if he or she offers these benefits. For more about employer adoption benefits, please visit the Dave Thomas Foundation website on adoption-friendly workplaces. For more information on tax credits, you may want to contact your agency, social worker, or state adoption unit.
The above sites are not endorsed by the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families, but are only suggestions of possible grant opportunities and financing resources. For more information, or to speak with a Resource Specialist, please call 1-800-762-8063.