A Child Waits Foundation

A resource for international adoption financing for those seeking adoption loans and adoption grants.

We provide low interest adoption loans and adoption grants for families who have exhausted other financial options and could not proceed with their adoption without our help.

Children depicted are 3 and 4 year old boys and girls from the Nadvirna Children's Home in Nadvirna, Ukraine. Photo by Melanie Bevan.


Imagine that your parents never picked you up when you cried, never kissed you gently while they cradled you in their arms, never sang playful songs to make you laugh and were never by your bedside to comfort you when you were sick. Imagine what it would be like to grow up without any parents at all. For the children pictured above and too many more like them, no imagination is needed, this is their reality. You could be the one to give them the love and attention that they so desperately want and need. At A Child Waits Foundation, we want to end their waiting and help to make their dreams of having a family come true.

Our mission is to save children from living their entire childhood in international orphanages without the warmth and love of a family. Every child deserves a family and our goal is to unite children waiting for parents, with parents who are longing for children.

Welcome to A Child Waits Foundation web site. In this site you will find a description of the purpose of our foundation, application forms to be used by prospective adoptive parents, frequently asked questions and "Happy Endings" stories from families who have been helped by the Foundation.


Through our adoption financing we are able to help families that are having difficulty affording adoption by providing adoption loans and adoption grants.



Foundation Profile

A Child Waits Foundation is a nonprofit charitable foundation formed in 1998. Our purpose is: To increase the number of children who are adopted by making available low interest loans to eligible families to help with some of the cost of adoption. By making low-interest loans to prospective parents, A Child Waits Foundation is able to help change a child's future from one without hope and to help fulfill a dream for many families. Currently the Foundation employs very few staff, therefore expenses are low and a large portion of the Foundation's funds goes directly to prospective parents to help save children from a parentless life.

A Child Waits Foundation was formed by Cynthia and Randolph Nelson who live and run the foundation from the Berkshires in Massachusetts. The Nelsons decided to begin the foundation after they adopted two children from Russia in 1995. They have since adopted another child from Romania in 2001.


Contact Information

Telephone: 866 999-2445 (866 999-child)
FAX: 518 794-6243
Postal address: 1136 Barker Rd, Pittsfield, MA 01201
Email for General Information: cnelson@achildwaits.org

WebMaster: Rgriffin@achildwaits.org



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