Adoption grants are based on a wide variety of criteria.  Eligibility may be based on:

  • Where you live
  • Where you are adopting from
  • Your religious affiliation
  • Characteristics of the child you are adopting
  • Your financial need

The amount of an adoption grant will vary, but awards often fall in the $2,000 to $4,000 range.

CAS provides the following list of organizations to continue your research into adoption grants:

A Child Waits Foundation

  • Offers adoption grant awards up to $5,000.
  • Grants awarded to qualified U.S. citizens regardless of marital status, race, religion, or national origin.

The Boatner Family Foundation

  • A small foundation which provides grants from $1,000 to $10,000
  • Requirement include an agency approval, a financial statement, and a formal application
  • For more information, contact: The Boatner Foundation, P.O. Box 132272, The Woodlands, Texas 77393-2272

Both Hands Foundation

  • Both Hands Foundation organizes charity projects to raise money for adoption expenses.
  • Both Hands works in partnership with Lifesong for Orphans to assist families with fundraising projects, grants, and loans.

China Care

  • Adoption grants families adopting from China
  • Provides grants and/or low-interest loans to families who qualify by adopting special needs or older children
  • Typically $1,000 to $3,000.


  • Adoption grants- must have a completed home study

Connected Hearts Ministry

  • Adoption grants for families adopting older children, children with special needs, or sibling groups
  • Must provide a Christian statement faith
  • Must have an approved home study to apply.

Gift of Adoption Fund

  • Offers adoption grants from $1,000-$7,500.
  • Adoption grant applicants must be U.S. citizens, demonstrate financial need, and have an approved home study by a Hague or COA accredited adoption agency.
  • Adoption grants awarded regardless of age, gender, marital status, number of children in the home, race, creed, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin.
  • Adoption grants awarded on a monthly basis.

God’s Grace Adoption Ministry

  • Adoption grants

HandinHand Christian Adoption

  • Offers matching grants and pays funds directly to an adoption agency.
  • To qualify, families must have a completed home study and be of Christian faith.

Heart of the Bride Foundation

  • Adoption grants- must have an approved home study

Help Us Adopt

  • Offers adoption grant awards up to $15,000 to qualified couples and individuals.
  • Eligible to apply once the home study is finalized and are matched with a child
  • Adoption grants awarded regardless of race, religion, gender, ethnicity, marital status or sexual orientation.
  • Adoption grant award priority goes to applicants without children and those with failed or disrupted first-time adoption placements.

His Kids Too!

  • Adoption grants

Katelyn’s Fund

  • Adoption grants- must have approved home study to apply
  • Two-parent, heterosexual couples, and Christian statement of faith.

Lifesong for Orphans

  • Offers matching grant for adoption costs: Awards range from $1,000 – $4,000, with one dollar given for every dollar an applicant raises.
  • This agency also has an interest-free loan program up to about $13,000 dollars for qualifying families.
  • Statement of faith, demonstrated financial need, and a completed home study are required.

Never Alone Foundation

  • HANNAH’S HALO: A grant for families seeking the unique and informed post-placement support services needed by children with adoption and attachment challenges.
  • ZOE’S RAINBOW:A grant for those who desire to build their family by adding a child through international adoption.
  • LUCY’S LOVE: A grant for families who have welcomed children with significant medical needs.


  • Adoption grants

Show Hope

  • Show Hope grants are available to Christian families with a completed home study.
  • Grant applications are reviewed by the organization 6 times during the year.

National Adoption Foundation

  • Grants range from $500- $2,000 and are awarded quarterly.  Grants can be used for any adoption-related expenses.
  • The grant program has no exclusions as to race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, family characteristics, or income.
  • This organization also offers adoption loans.

Reece’s Rainbow

  • Offers Family Sponsorship grants to families who adopt a child with Down’s Syndrome or other special needs.
  • Sponsorship funds are available after the family has been invited to travel for completion of the adoption.

The Rollstone Foundation

  • Adoption grants- special needs adoptions

Your Adoption Finance Coach

  • Financial resources