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Application Deadline: OCTOBER 1, 2022.

Application Procedure

Helpusadopt.org is a national 501(c)(3) financial grant program that helps couples and individuals (regardless of race, religion, gender, ethnicity, marital status or sexual orientation) with the cost of their adoptions by awarding grants of up to $20,000. These grants are payable to the recipient’s licensed adoption agency or lawyer for outstanding or future expenses. Helpusadopt.org grants are intended for recipients who have financial need.

Eligibility Requirements

  • At least one applicant must be a US citizen
  • Must be using an established adoption agency based in the US
  • Must have a completed, approved, and current home study
  • Must not be pregnant, trying to conceive, or pursuing infertility treatments simultaneously with your adoption.
  • Must demonstrate significant financial obstacles and the need for financial assistance
  • Must be able to distinguish between “not wanting” to write the check(s) for your adoption expenses and “not being able to”
  • Must demonstrate willingness to proceed with your adoption plans with or without our assistance
  • If the adoption has been finalized, or the child has been placed in your home, you are no longer eligible
  • Applicants must exhibit a commitment to adoption, and will continue with the adoption regardless of whether or not they obtain a grant from Helpusadopt.org
  • Applicants must be associated with a licensed adoption agency or attorney. If you are selected for a grant, you will be asked to provide all contact information.
  • Priority will be given to applicants without children and those with failed or disrupted adoption placements.
  • Should a grant be awarded:
    • Adoption funds may not be used to cover travel cost.
    • Money is only payable in USD to a licensed US adoption agency or lawyer.
    • We do not cover agency start-up fees, funds should be applied towards the finalization of your adoption.
    • If any portion of the grant is unused upon completion of the adoption process, or upon the 18 month anniversary of the official grant award date, the remaining funds will revert back to Helpusadopt.org.

Application Procedure

  • Complete and submit the application ONLINE
    • Upload all required documents​
      • Expense sheet
      • Personal Statement
      • Home study​ (and renewal if applicable)
        • If your agency requires that they release the home study directly to our organization, please note this on your application. It must be received by the application deadline.
        • If your state (i.e. Colorado) does not allow the release of the home study, please include a letter from the agency stating that you have a completed home study.
      • Taxes (previous 2 years)
  • If you have any updates to your application after submission, please email info@helpusadopt.org
  • You will be notified of the decision (yes or no) via email during the award month listed above. For example, if you submit an application on March 30th, you will be considered for the August award and will be notified via email sometime in August.

Official Website: grant Awards

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