HelpUsAdopt.org, founded in 2007, is a national 501(c)(3) financial adoption grant program that helps couples/individuals (regardless of ethnicity, gender, marital status, religion, or sexual orientation) with the cost of their adoptions by awarding grants up to $15,000. In a nutshell, they 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. If a grant is awarded, funds are released to adoption professionals (adoption lawyers and adoption agencies) when an invoice is due. We raise funds primarily through private donations and fundraising events in New York, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles.
The organization is the only one of its kind in the United States that embodies all of the following criteria:
awards large, life-changing and problem-solving grants up to $15,000
supports all types of families (married couples, single parents and LGBT families)
supports all types of adoptions (domestic, international, foster care)
supports all types of religions, and does not require a statement of faith
does not charge applicants to apply
Why It’s Important
Adoption is expensive. Typical costs include the home study; social worker visits; lawyers’ fees (for adoptive parent(s) and birth mother); birth mother’s living expenses, medical expenses and counseling expenses; agency/orphanage fees; airline tickets (often last minute); hotel; car rental, etc.
The average adoption costs approximately $40,000. The magnitude and uncertainty of these expenses is a significant obstacle to finding permanent homes for the millions children around the world who need parents. Through the generous contributions of their donors, helpusadopt.org are able to knock down that obstacle, helping parents complete their families, and helping children find their forever homes. Since the organization’s launch in 2007, we have awarded 274 adoption grants totaling over $2.4 million.
To contact for more information, apply with, or donate to helpusadopt.org, please call them at (917) 684-5484, write them at PO BOX 787, New York, NY 10150, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org