A Child Waits Foundation
A Child Waits Foundation is a privately funded family foundation formed for the exclusive purpose of providing grants to help families adopt children internationally. In 2016 we helped more than 130 families bring home more than 150 children.
Commitment to Families and Experienced Staff
In the past we helped more than 60% of the eligible families that applied to us and we are dedicated to doing the same in 2017. Our staff has the combined experience of more than 25 years with A Child Waits Foundation.
Personal Attention a Phone Call Away
We strongly believe that every family that contacts us should be able to receive prompt and timely answers to their questions and concerns and our staff are available to talk with or to respond to emails every week day. Our attention is not diluted by the need to fund raise and much of our time is spent giving each family the personal attention they need as they move through the steps of our application process.
Making our Application Process Easier
Every Application is Evaluated Individually
The main goal at A Child Waits Foundation is to help every eligible family that applies to us. We believe that the financial and emotional stress of adoption added to the uncertain timeline for travel and the anticipated medical needs of your child demonstrates that every family has a compelling adoption experience, therefore every application and adoption journey is always evaluated for it’s own merit.
No Deadlines for Applications
We have intentionally formed the grant making process so that there are no firm deadlines for grant applications. You may apply any time after you have a completed home study and after you have accepted the referral of your child or children.
We Keep You Updated about the Status of Your Application
After your application is complete we will contact you to acknowledge receipt of your application. At that time if you are traveling soon we will send your application directly to the
board for a decision. If your travel time is still uncertain, you will be notified when your application is prepared to be reviewed by our Board of Directors.
Expedited Grant Processing for Families that Receive Early Travel Notice
We Provide Funds Directly to the Family or Agency
If you receive a grant from A Child Waits Foundation we have the flexibility of sending the funds directly to the family or to the Adoption Agency.
Applications are evaluated without regard
to marital status, gender, race, religion,
or age of the applicants.
Adoption Grants Application: Click here
Our mission is to help prevent 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 committed to
love, nurture and care for their children.
Our purpose is:
1. To increase the number of children who are adopted internationally by making available grants and low interest loans to families to help with some of the cost of adoption.
2. To decrease the stress that families feel during the hectic and financially difficult time prior to traveling and bringing home their child.
3. To help change a child's future from one without hope to one with many possibilities.
*None of the children pictured on this web site are available for adoption.
Congratulations to a few of our recent adoption grant recipients