We are accepting applications for our International Grant Program,
Domestic Grant Program & International Loan Program for 2023.
Our mission is to promote the International and Domestic Adoption of children who are currently living without the love and security of a permanent family and to support domestic adoption of babies by offering grants and loans to help with the cost of adoption.
Our purpose is to help prevent a waiting child from not having a permanent home by providing a family with financial assistance to support their adoption.
Applications are evaluated without regard to race, age, ethnicity, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation or disability. We welcome grant applications from singles or couples adopting domestically or internationally and loan applications for international adoption.
Our programs are active and our process is ongoing; families are welcome to apply at any time throughout the year and at any stage of their adoption after they have a completed homestudy. To date we have helped 2293 families to adopt more than 2900 children.
Covid-19 has had a negative impact on both International and Domestic Adoption but through this time A Child Waits Foundation has helped and supported many families that were able to complete their adoptions.
We look forward to the time when Covid-19 is put behind us and our lives and adoption can proceed as before.
Families who are adopting a child from any country in the world are welcome to apply for a grant through our International Adoption Grant Program. Applications are accepted from singles and couples who are United States or Canadian Citizens and can be submitted after they have a completed homestudy. Our grant process is ongoing with grants awarded weekly. There are no application deadlines and the maximum grant award is $7,500.
Applications are accepted from United States or Canadian Citizens for our Domestic Adoption Grant Program. Families who are adopting an infant, older or special needs child are welcome to apply. We also award grants to families who are adopting from foster care when expenses are not paid by the state. Grants are awarded weekly, there are no application deadlines and the maximum grant award is $7,500.
Low-interest loans are available to United States citizens through our International Adoption Loan Program. Loans are for a maximum of $10,000 at a fixed interest rate of 3%. There are flexible repayment terms and families have up to 5 years to repay the loan but may repay all or part of it at any time. Applications are accepted at any point in the adoption process and may be submitted once a homestudy has been completed.
We are available by phone from 9-4 EST,
Monday-Friday and respond promptly to all inquiries.
Timely Updates about the
Status of Your Application
We contact families when we receive their application and remain in contact with them throughout the application process.
Funds can be Paid Directly to the Family
Grant funds can be provided directly to the family provided they are paid in full with their adoption professionals. Loan funds for international adoption are paid directly to
No Application Deadlines
There are no deadlines and you may apply any time after you have a completed home study.
Expedited Grant Process Available
We have the ability to expedite the grant process if you receive notice of travel sooner than anticipated.
Additional International Adoption Funding
U.S. citizens adopting internationally may apply for both a loan and grant at the same time. By applying for both, qualified families could be approved for both a grant and loan for up to $10,000 in total funding.
Families we have Helped
A Child Waits Foundation
Last year we awarded more than 140 grants and in 2022 we continue to approve grants weekly.
2021 - 2022
We awarded grants to 416 families, which resulted in the adoption of more than 500 children.
Since our inception we have provided grants and loans to 2229 families which led to the adoption of more than 2800 children.