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ONLINE PROSPECTIVE ADOPTIVE FAMILY

RESOURCES

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For other adoptive family resources, check out the ADOPTIVE FAMILY page.

ADOPTION AGENCY
ADOPTMATCH & ADOPTCONNECT

These resources allow you to open your profile to more expectant parents and continue communication post-adoption.

  • "AdoptMatch is an online platform that connects expectant mothers considering adoption with ethical adoption agencies and attorneys working with home study approved adoptive families."

  • "AdoptConnect offers a user-friendly, confidential platform where photos, videos and updates are digitally stored, AdoptConnect eliminates the typical challenges of post-adoption contact and paves the way for positive communication for years to come."

EDUCATE YOURSELF
FUNDING AN ADOPTION

The adoption process can be expensive. Here are some tips and resources to help with the costs. 

  • Adopt a Love Story

    • "We provide the resources and platform to empower families to raise funds for their adoption, and engage their community with the powerful story of why they are choosing adoption."

  • Article - "Insider Tips to Afford the Adoption Process" by Shelley Skuster

  • Beauty Amidst the Ashes (local)

    • "The Beauty Amidst The Ashes Adoption Grant presents an opportunity for the church and individuals to model and live out the gospel by assisting in providing a home for a child.  Each adoption story holds its own unique challenges.  Our grant gives hope to families in the adoption process."

  • Chelsey's Dream Foundation (local)

  • Gift of Adoption Fund

    • "Gift of Adoption is the largest provider of adoption assistance grants awarded without regard to race, religion, age, marital status, or sexual orientation. Grants of up to $10,000 are awarded monthly to qualified applicants to remove prohibitive financial barriers and make possible the adoptions of some of the most vulnerable children in the U.S. and around the world. There is no application deadline. Families are invited to apply anytime after completing their home study and before finalization."

  • Grayson's Gifts (local)

    • "Grayson's Gifts will give local Des Moines area residents an opportunity to be awarded a scholarship to help with the expense of creating their family. Finances shouldn't be the only obstacle standing in the way."

  • Help Us Adopt

    • "We help hard-working families overcome the financial obstacles of adoption so that children can join loving and permanent homes. Families must include a valid home study and a copy of their tax return with their completed application and personal statement."

  • Katelyn's Fund

    • "We serve families and caregivers by sharing resources, providing educational opportunities, offering a support community, and assisting with financial grants."

  • Lifesong for Orphans

    • "We support children through global orphan care ministries, Christian adoptive families, and foster care initiatives."

  • Mighty Families by Adoption

    • "Mighty Families by Adoption is an adoption grant that assists families who wish to grow by adoption."

  • National Adoption Foundation

    • "The National Adoption Foundation offers nontraditional, innovative, fund raising programs as well as adoption grants to assist with the costs of adoption."

  • Pathways for Little Feet

    • "Pathways for Little Feet has created a designated account called the Family Fund that receives donations and provides interest-free loans to eligible families. As loans are repaid, the money is put to work in new loans. Donations to the Family Fund not only help a single family; they facilitate an unlimited number of orphan placements for years to come."

  • Show Hope

    • "Adoption Aid grants are the cornerstone of our work, and the original mission of our founders. One of the primary barriers standing between children and families is the cost associated with adoption. Our grants help break down that cost, and have been a part of more than 6,200 children coming home."

  • Tax credit Information "2019 Federal Adoption Tax Credit" by Adopt Help

  • Tax credit Information  "Topic No. 607 Adoption Credit and Adoption Assistance Programs" by irs.gov

WAITING FAMILIES

If you have other online resources for prospective adoptive families, please email us at vistoadoption@gmail.com.