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A major step in building your family through adoption is the Home Study. The purpose of the Home Study is to gather information about the prospective adoptive family, educate and prepare the prospective family for adoption, and evaluate the capability and suitability of the prospective family to adopt.
Adoption Choices of Kansas offers home study services for both domestic and international adoptions. Our Adoption Specialist will travel to your home to complete your home study.
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Adoption Choices of Kansas can connect you with adoption grant and loan resources as well as other beneficial financial services. The following websites provide or have information about grants, loans, and financial support to assist with the adoption process:
the abba fund
The ABBA Fund helps Christian families overcome the financial obstacles of adoption by providing interest-free loans that can be paid back over time. They also administrate Matching Grant and Interest-Free Loan Adoption Funds for churches at no cost to the church so that local communities can help their families with adoption costs. www.abbafund.org
academy of adoption and assisted reproduction attorneys
The mission of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys Family Formation Charitable Trust is to provide financial assistance to those individuals and non-profit organizations seeking to build families through adoption and assisted reproductive technology. For more information and access to the grant application, please visit adoptionattorneys.org/aaaa/charitable-trust/applications-for-grant.
a child waits foundation
The adoption assistance programs through A Child Waits are open to qualified couples and individuals who are seeking to adoption internationally. www.achildwaits.org
This non-profit funding platform helps families raise money to pay for adoption costs. Check out how it works by visiting Adopt Together. www.adopttogether.org
Check with your local bank on the availability of unsecured adoption loans, or how to qualify for a home equity line of credit. In addition, some employers allow loans against 401K plans.
adoption tax credit
Most families qualify for the Federal Adoption Tax Credit, available for up to $14,300 in adoption expenses per child; to be used to pay for adoption fees, court costs, medical care and other adoption expenses. Learn more by going to the IRS website. Contact your tax specialist to determine whether you qualify. www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8839.pdf
Adoption Tax Credit FAQs by North American Council on Adoptable Children
america’s christian credit union
Adopting a child is a special event for the Christian family. While many financial institutions do not understand the unique situation surrounding the adoption process, ACCU choose to respond to those needs. As part of their continuing effort to “reach, serve and teach,” they are happy to offer Adoption Loans. www.americaschristiancu.com
anna cheri foundation
The foundation’s mission is to inspire people to orphan care around the world through both adoption and adoption support. They will award a grant every year to a family who is selected. For more information, please visit inspiringorphancare.org
Families that are adopting domestically and have been approved by an agency or facilitator can apply for a grant. There is no income requirement. www.thebuescherfoundation.org
The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation’s Family Building Grant provides up to $10,000 per funded family to help with costs of domestic adoption and medical fertility treatment. The only restrictions for applying are must have a diagnosis of infertility from your doctor and be a legal, permanent US resident. www.cadefoundation.org
dave thomas foundation for adoption
The adoption assistance programs through Dave Thomas Foundation awards grants to adoption organizations that connect children with families, particularly adoption through foster care. The website provides general information about adoption, as well as prototypes for employer assistance programs. www.davethomasfoundation.org
domestic infant support fund (scholarship)
The Domestic Infant Support Fund was originated to provide assistance to flexible families, reducing the costs and breaking down financial barriers associated with the adoption of infants or older children through the Gladney Domestic Infant Program. Each family must meet the program qualifications and those outlined in Support Fund Request before the request for a support fund may be submitted.
dove men+care paternity leave fund
A $1 million commitment to fund paid paternity leave for real dads across the country over the next two years. Dove’s fund will extend $5,000 grants to dads without access to paid leave so they can spend time with their children and show how paternity leave benefits families, workplaces, and communities. Take the Pledge for Paternity Leave here. www.dmcpaternityleave.dja.com
dream4adoptionis accepting applicants for grants for the home study phase of adopting families. This program seeks to fund up to $1,500 directly to the agency involved in your home study phase. When the adoption is finalized Dream4Adoption also gives grant recipients an additional $500 as a “Welcome Home” portion of the grant. www.dream4adoption.org
family formation charitable trust
Formed to assist those in their efforts to form their families and to help children. https://www.facebook.com/familyformationcharitabletrust
federal medical and family leave act Visit Here.
frost financial adoption assistance
Since 1868, Frost has been offering products and services to people in our community. Their commitment to doing business honestly and ethically explains why so many Texans trust them as a safe and sound place for managing their finances. Frost Application Process
gift of adoption
This organization provides adoption assistance grants that give vulnerable children a permanent home and the chance to thrive. www.giftofadoption.org
helping kids cope
Adoptive couple can be of any race and child to be adopted can be of any race, age or gender. www.helpingkidscope.com
help us adopt
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. www.helpusadopt.org
it’s a child’s life foundation
A small non-profit organization based out of Ada, OK with a heart for helping in the areas of foster, adoption, mentoring and support for children. www.itsachildslife.org
jewish free loan association
Loans up to $35,000. www.fundyouradoption.org/adoption-loans/
katelyn’s fund – orphan ministry
Provids grants to Christian families. www.katelynsfund.org
The world’s largest online marketplace connecting borrowers and investors. www.lendingclub.com
lifesong for orphans
Rncourages Christian couples to adopt a child by relieving some of the financial burden of international and domestic adoption. They provide Adoption Matching Grants from $1k-$4k per child, and also offer Interest-Free Loans up to $10,000. Contact them at email@example.com, or call 309.747.3556.
Adoption loans from $5,000 to $100,000 www.lightstream.com/adoption-financing
National Military Family Association, Inc.
Phone: (703) 931-6632
national adoption foundation
The adoption assistance programs through National Adoption Foundation are available to any family whether they are adopting a child domestically, abroad, or from foster care. Open to all legal adoptions or non-related children and does not exclude private adoption, agency adoption, international adoption or special needs.
oxford adoption foundation
Helps families adopt internationally by providing low interest loans to assist with the expenses associated with the international adoption process. www.oxfordadoption.com
pathways for little feet
Provides interest-free loans to qualified adoptive families who need financial assistance to finalize their adoptions. www.pathwaysforlittlefeet.org
project hope ministries
Provides matching grants to Christian families that adopt older, special needs, or sibling groups from Colombia. The purpose of the match is to help encourage your friends, family, and church to give to your adoption. Please download a PDF version of the grant. Link to pdf
Provides hopeful adoptive parents across the U.S. with access to low-interest, unsecured adoption loans. www.prosper.com
resources 4 adoption
This website provides you with a database of adoption grants and loans and many resources to help you start the adoption process. www.resources4adoption.com
Through adoption assistance grants, Show Hope donors have helped provide loving, Christian families for over 2,000 waiting orphans from 40 different countries, including the U.S. www.showhope.org
the sparrow fund
An organization committed to encouraging and supporting these families in the adventure of adoption. We do this by providing grants to families in financial need to enroll in programs specifically designed to provide counsel and comprehensive medical reviews of their referred child. www.sparrow-fund.org
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Frequently Asked Questions
What services does Adoption Choices of Kansas provide adoptive families?
How long does the adoption process usually take?
Do you provide grant and loan assistance?
Adoption Choices of Kansas can connect you with grant and loan resources. The following websites provide or have information about grants and loans to assist with the adoption process:
DOVE MEN+CARE PATERNITY LEAVE FUND – A $1 million commitment to fund paid paternity leave for real dads across the country over the next two years. Dove’s fund will extend $5,000 grants to dads without access to paid leave so they can spend time with their children and show how paternity leave benefits families, workplaces, and communities. Take the Pledge for Paternity Leave here.
HELP US ADOPT – 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.
GIFT OF ADOPTION – www.giftofadoption.org
AMILY FORMATION TRUST – www.adoptionattorneys.org/aaaa/charitable-trust.org
NATIONAL ADOPTION FOUNDATION – Provides grants and loans
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR FINANCIAL EDUCATION – Provides information on how to make adoption affordable
A CHILD WAITS – Provides low interest loans
DAVE THOMAS FOUNDATION FOR ADOPTION – Provides grants assistance & general education. Also provides prototypes for employer assistance programs
MILITARY SUBSIDES National Military Family Association, Inc. Phone: (703) 931-6632
ADOPTION LOANS Check with your local bank on the availability of unsecured adoption loans, or how to qualify for a home equity line of credit. In addition, some employers allow loans against 401K plans.
RESOURCES 4 ADOPTION
ADOPTION TAX CREDIT
FEDERAL MEDICAL AND FAMILY LEAVE ACT
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We are truly thankful to Adoption Choices. The caseworker basically became apart of our family, always available and able to answer or find out the answers to our questions. The legal part of the process went very smoothly. Even though we had a hiccup with the caseworker at hospital, the staff at Adoption Choices did everything they could to expedite us welcoming our new son to our family. We will be forever thankful to them and their kindness during this process.
We cannot even begin to put into words our gratitude towards the caring and competent staff at Adoption Choices ! We began our adoption journey in January of 2010, and in August 2010 were blessed with the birth of our baby boy. The case worker and attorney helped us tremendously throughout the whole process, from our initial match with the birth parents to the final Adoption Decree. Although we formed a wonderful relationship with the birth family and were invited into the delivery room, the case worker remained at the hospital and was there in the event we needed her. The attorney was efficient and thorough, and we were surprisingly cleared to return to our home state 3 days following the birth. We absolutely adore our beautiful baby, love finally becoming parents, and are so grateful for the wonderful people who helped make this all possible. We highly recommend Adoption Choices to anyone looking to adopt!
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"As a mom about to place I have to say this adoption agency is amazing and has helped me and my family out so much. The case workers are always there. This has been a ongoing battle; one of the biggest decisions I've ever had to make. I know I would never feel this motivated to do the right thing if it wasn't for the support of the agency. I recommend it to anyone thinking about it."