International Adoption Financial Help / International Adoption Financial Help

Financial Help for International Adoption

Agencies and organizations that offer financial help for the adoption of a child. These are in addition to the organizations, support groups and government agencies on the proceeding pages.

Costs of Adopting: A Factsheet for Families

Provides a general overview of estimated costs for domestic and international adoption. Agency fees, legal fees, home study expenses, and foreign country expenses are considered. The fact-sheet also includes information about adoption benefits, such as Federal tax credits, state tax credits, subsidies, and adoption loans and grants. A brief list of additional resources is provided.

Resources to Help Defray Adoption Costs

One of the best sites to get an overview of adoption funding issues is the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Child Welfare Information Gateway.  It presents resources to help defray adoption costs for all types of adoptions and helps make adoption a more affordable option, including grants, loans, employer benefits, adoption tax credits, and adoption subsidies.  Other possible sources of adoption assistance can be found at various websites including the National Adoption Foundation.  The National Adoption Foundation was established in 1994 by adoptive parents who understand the unmet needs adoptive families have for financial support and advocacy.

A Child Waits Foundation

A financial resource for families seeking loans for international adoptions.

Adoption Friendly Workplace Program

Their goal is to encourage employers to offer adoption benefits and to help employees find out how to advocate for adoption benefits at the workplace.

Gift of Adoption Fund

Provides financial assistance in the form of grants to adoptive parents.

God's Grace Adoption Ministry

Helps place orphaned children with families and helps families overcome the financial burden of adopting.

Hebrew Free Loan Association

Provides interest-free loans to Jewish adults who wish to adopt children internationally or domestically.

How to Make Adoption an Affordable Option

A booklet for prospective adoptive parents who are reluctant to pursue the process because they believe adoption is too expensive.

MBNA Credit Line for Prospective Adoptive Parents

An unsecured credit line of up to $25,000 is now available for prospective adoptive parents through a new program offered by MBNA America Bank. Initial repayment terms range from 24 to 84 months, depending on the amount borrowed. Families can submit an online application or call toll-free (888) 628-7700 and ask for priority code "LODK" to apply.

NACAC's Adoption Subsidy Resource Center

The National Adoption Subsidy Resource Center was formed to help educate parents and professionals on Title IV-E Adoption

National Adoption Foundation

Provides financial assistance, services, and support to families before, during, and after adoptions are finalized.