Adoption Financing Options
ADOPTION FINANCIAL AID & GRANTS
A number of organizations provide financial aid and grants to adoptive families. We have collected information about such organizations to help you find the resources that meet your family’s needs.
Many employers offer adoption benefits. If your employer does not offer adoption benefits, your company might be willing to consider becoming a more adoption friendly workplace. Speak with your HR department to determine what benefits your employer offers. If benefits are available, be sure to use them! If not, consider providing your employer with an Adoption Friendly Workplace kit from the Dave Thomas Foundation.
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR FUNDING ADOPTION
Debt-free Adoption Webinar | Julie Gumm, Adoptive Mother and Author, Adopt without Debt: Creative Ways to Cover the Cost of Adoption, talks about strategies you can use to adopt a child debt-free.
How to Afford Adoption | For Creating a Family with Dawn Davenport, Dawn interviews the director of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and the founder of affordingadoption.com. Topics include grants, loans, tax credits, employee benefits, and fundraising for adoption.
Resources4Adoption | A one-stop resource for grants, loans, and advice about funding your adoption.
Adoption Fundraising Infographic | Find ten resources, fun activities and fundraising campaigns that will help offset the cost of adoption.
CREATE A PAYMENT TIMELINE
A payment timeline allows agency fees and adoption costs to be staggered over the course of the adoption process, enabling you to plan ahead for costs, but making it unnecessary to have all of the fees in savings when you begin the process. The fees are broken down and collected in increments, with the majority of the costs due at, or shortly after, the time you receive referral information about a child. The entire amount will need to be paid at or before the time of placement.