Adoption is a wonderful thing for all parties involved. A child’s life is saved, he or she gets a family to love and care for him or her, adoptive parents have another person to love and add to their family, and biological parents know they have provided their child with a life that is better than the one they can provide. With more than 400,000 children in foster care every year, finding the right adoptive parent/child match shouldn’t be hard. Nevertheless, many people don’t start the process of adopting as they are worried about the cost. Fortunately, the National Adoption Foundation offers both grants and loans to help anyone achieve their dream of adopting.
Any person who wishes to adopt may apply for a grant. The program does not have income requirements and the grant may be used for a public, private, or international adoption. Special needs children may be adopted with the help of a grant and the same is true of an adoption that occurs with the help of an attorney. The application consists of only one page and a home study must be conducted or in progress. Once these two criteria have been met, the board considers the request. These requests are evaluated four times a year, at the end of each quarter.
Individuals and couples who do not get accepted for a grant may apply for an adoption loan. This loan does not require any collateral and may provide funds up to $50,000 for the purpose of adopting. The loan is provided through Citizens Bank and the foundation receives funds from the bank as compensation to further the goal of facilitating adoptions.
Adoption can run in the tens of thousands of dollars, leaving many couples and individuals to wonder how they could ever come up with these funds. With the help of these loans and grants, achieving the goal of bringing a child into the home becomes much easier. Contact the foundation to learn more. Furthermore, the foundation likewise works with expectant mothers who wish to put a child up for adoption. They want to ensure anyone looking to adopt or put a child up for adoption has the help provided to do so.