To begin the grant process, a comprehensive financial assistance application is submitted by the prospective adoptive parent(s). The Board of Directors of the Foundation evaluates each application, and awards financial assistance to qualified applicants. Unfortunately, the Foundation cannot guarantee that all qualified applications will be funded.
1. The Board of Directors of the National Adoption Foundation meets the last week of each quarter of the calendar year to review all applications submitted during the quarter.
2. The amount of each grant and the number of adoption grants awarded depends on the funds available at the time of the Board’s meeting.
3. The grant program has no exclusions as to race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, family characteristics, or income. The program is open to all legal adoptions of non-related children, and does not exclude private adoption, agency adoption, international adoption, or special needs adoption. The primary requirement for eligibility is a home study (either completed or in process).
4. Rather than incur the cost of contacting unsuccessful applications, the Foundation will only notify those who are awarded grants, by email or phone. All recipients will be notified within 15 days after the close of the quarter.
5. Grant monies are forwarded directly to your adoption attorney. These funds will be held in escrow and disbursed as expenses are incurred. If for any reason you terminate the adoption process, the remaining funds in your account are to be returned to the Foundation.
The need for adoption assistance and the number of requests received by the foundation far exceeds our resources. Consequently, neither the foundation, its officers, directors, agents nor employees represent that all applicants will receive funding from the foundation. All grants are awarded with the sole discretion of the Board of Directors.