Domestic Grant Application Forms and Instructions​

The grant request should include the required A Child Waits Foundation application forms, the cover letter and the supporting documents as listed below.  Please take the time to fully complete all of our required forms and ensure that you have included the supporting documents.  The forms can be accessed using the links below and should be mailed directly to A Child Waits Foundation. 

Documents Needed for a Complete Application

The Checklist

The Six Grant Application Forms

A Copy of Homestudy

Your Cover letter

Most Recent 1040 with Attachments

Recent Paystub for all Applicants

Picture of Child Being Adopted

Medical for Child Being Adopted

Picture of Current Family

$20 Application Fee

Homestudy Social Worker Form

Adoption Agency/Attorney Form

Application Forms

For your convenience the Application, Social Worker and Agency/Attorney Forms are  available in 2 formats, PDF and Word.  Please read the steps below before applying.

 

Application:

Social Worker & Agency/Attorney Forms:

Steps for Applying

1.  Complete Application Forms

  • Family and Adoption Information Form

  • Financial Statement

  • Monthly Budget

  • Adoption Expense Form - please don't substitute spreadsheets or the agency fee sheet instead of this form.

  • Grants, Fundraising and Donations Form

  • Consent Form

  • Checklist

           

The grant application  forms are available in 2 formats.  You can use the format that is most convenient for you. 

3.          Write Cover Letter

Your cover letter is your opportunity to tell the A Child Waits Board about yourselves, your motivation to adopt and how this grant will help you. Please  include  information about your fundraising efforts, donations, help from family and friends and other grants you have applied for or received.  A Child Waits does not require a Statement of Faith and it should not be substituted for your cover letter. 

2. Gather Supporting Documents

  • Home Study

  • Most recent tax return with attachments - Include schedule C if business owner

  • Current Pay Stub for all Applicants

  • Picture and Medical of Child Being Adopted - If you are waiting for the baby to be born we can hold the application until this is available.

  • Picture of Current Family

  • $20 Application Fee

4.  Request Agency Forms

  • Social Worker Information Form

  • Adoption Agency/Attorney Information Form

These forms, available in 2 formats, need to be completed by your adoption professionals and emailed, mailed or faxed using the information belowPlease contact A Child Waits about 2 weeks after applying to be sure we have received your forms.

Fax: 518-794-6243

 Where to Mail the Application

We do not accept emailed or faxed applications. Mail completed application, cover letter, application fee & supporting documents to:

USPS
A   Child Waits Foundation
PO Box 145
West Lebanon, NY  12195

FedEx or UPS:

A Child Waits Foundation

1221 State Route 20

New Lebanon, NY 12125

After You Have Mailed the Application

Contact

A Child Waits

Please contact our Foundation approximately 1-2 weeks after you submit your application to see if your application is complete.   Incomplete applications will not be processed, however we give families the opportunity to submit any missing documents.

Timeline Changes

When you submit your application you may not have a match or know when the baby will be born. Please contact us once you have this information so we can update your file and be sure to submit your application to our Board at the right time.  You can also contact us about any changes or to check on the status of your application.

If you are only working with an attorney and have to pay a fee to have the form completed, we will waive the requirement of this document to avoid additional costs associated with applying for a grant with our Foundation.

Social Worker & Agency/ Attorney Forms

Application Withdrawal

If you wish to withdraw your application or if there are any changes in your adoption, we ask that you please notify the Foundation.