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Gift of Adoption Grant for Houston Adoptive Families

Gift of Adoption, the largest provider of adoption assistance grants awarded without regard to race, religion, age, marital status, or sexual orientation has special funding in place to help families in the Houston metro area.

Grants of up to $15,000 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; they accept applications year around. However, due to the special funding families are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible (any time after completing their home study and before finalization).

Gift of Adoption awards grants to families in all 50 states. Any U.S. citizen who has an approved home study from a licensed and accredited adoption agency is eligible to apply for a grant. Financial need must be demonstrated.

Right now, Gift of Adoption has funding available to specifically help families in the Houston metro area complete both domestic and international adoptions. While not solely limited to these categories, Gift of Adoption has identified the following as its greatest priorities:

For domestic adoptions, the priority is to award grants that:

  • Help keep children from unnecessarily entering the foster care system.
  • Unite biological siblings or prevent them from being separated.

For international adoptions, the priority is to award grants that:

  • Unite or preserve biological siblings.
  • Prevent a child from ‘aging-out’ of the orphanage or foster care system or becoming institutionalized and ineligible for adoption.
  • Facilitate the placement of a child with a life-threatening medical condition who will not receive proper care until adopted.

Potential adoptive families can visit for more information and to apply for an adoption assistance grant. This information was provided from Gift of Adoption. If you have any questions regarding the grant, please contact them directly: Shaneetra Gross, Chief Administrative Officer at Gift of Adoption Fund:
Direct: (224) 415-1201 | Fax: (847) 378-4547

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