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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 in U.S. Currency

Homestudy Social Worker Form

Adoption Agency/Attorney Form

Application Forms

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Links for the required application documents are below. The Social Worker & Agency Forms are a required part of the application. Please read the steps below before applying. For your convenience the Application, Social Worker and Agency Forms are available in 2 formats, PDF and Word. 



Social Worker Form:

Agency or Attorney Form:

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. 

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, you may still apply now and your application will go to our Board for final review after the baby is born and we receive the child's information.

  • Picture of Current Family

  • $20 Application Fee in U.S. Currency

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. 

4.  Request Agency Forms

  • Social Worker Form

  • Adoption Agency or Attorney Form

These forms, already included in the application file above are a required part of the grant application. Please be sure your homestudy social worker and placing agency complete these forms by forwarding them to the appropriate people or directing them to the links above. You may 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, supporting documents and application fee (check or money order payable to A Child Waits Foundation) to:

A Child Waits Foundation

1221 State Route 20

New Lebanon, NY 12125

After You Have Mailed the Application


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.

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