The next grant will be awarded in August 2019.

 

Applications may be submitted online or you may download and mail it. We prefer online applications.

 

The deadline is September 14, 2019; the complete application (and supplements) must be postmarked by September 7thIf you are mailing your application, it must be received by September 14th. We cannot be responsible for postal delays, and cannot accept applications after this date. 

All applicants will be notified via email by

November 30th, 2019.

Application Process

 

  • Complete and submit the application ONLINE, or:

  • Download the application

    • Print and complete the application.

      • Please Note: You may fill it in digitally, but do not change the format of the application (e.g. by opening it as a Word document).

    • Mail it to the address below with a copy of your most recent tax return and your home study. Mail only, no emailed applications will be considered.

      • If your agency requires that they release the home study directly to our organization, please note this on your application. It must be received by the application deadline.

      • If your state (i.e. Colorado) does not allow the release of the home study, please include a letter from the agency stating that you have a completed home study.

 

Helpusadopt.org/Grant Application
PO Box 787
New York, NY 10150

grant cycles and application deadlines

We award grants four times a year. Applications must be submitted online or postmarked by the date indicated in order to be considered for that cycle.

february cycle

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Postmarked: December 7th

OR

Submitted online: December 14th

GRANT AWARDED:

February 28th

MAY

cycle

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Postmarked: March 23rd

OR

Submitted online: March 30th

GRANT AWARDED:

May 31st

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Postmarked: June 8th

OR

Submitted online: June 15th

GRANT AWARDED:

August 31st

November

cycle

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Postmarked: September 7th

OR

Submitted online: September 14th

GRANT AWARDED:

November 30th

August

cycle

 

WHEN TO APPLY

 

When during the adoption process should you apply for a grant?

 

Domestic Adoption

 

We recommend that for a domestic adoption, you apply as soon as your home study is complete and your application is ready to be shown to birth parents.

 

International Adoption

 

We recommend that applicants submit an application after their child has been identified.

 

If the country you are adopting from has an unusually short time period between when you receive the referral, and when you travel, you may apply any time after your home study is completed. In that case, please note this in your application, and state when you expect to receive your referral and when you expect to bring your child(ren) home.

 

Adoption Through Foster Care

 

We recommend you apply at any time after your home study is complete. Adoptions through foster care are an exception to our placement eligibility requirement. 

Eligibility & Terms

 

Helpusadopt.org accepts applications from couples and individuals regardless of race, religion, gender, ethnicity, marital status or sexual orientation. Please note the following criteria:

  • At least one applicant must be a US citizen

  • Must have a completed, approved, and current home study

  • Must not be pregnant, trying to conceive, or pursuing infertility treatments simultaneously with your adoption

  • Must demonstrate significant financial obstacles and the need for financial assistanceThere is a distinction between "not wanting" to write the check(s) and "not being able to".

  • If the adoption has been finalized, or the child has been placed in your home, you are no longer eligible (exceptions made for adoptions through foster care).

  • Applicants must exhibit a commitment to adoption, and will continue with the adoption regardless of whether or not they obtain a grant from Helpusadopt.org

  • Applicants must be associated with a licensed adoption agency or attorney. If you are working with a consultant, final payments must be made to a lawyer or agency.

  • Priority will be given to applicants without children and those with failed or disrupted adoption placements.

  • Should a grant be awarded:

    • Adoption funds may not be used to cover travel cost.

    • Money is only payable in USD to a licensed US adoption agency or lawyer.

    • We do not cover agency start-up fees, funds should be applied towards the finalization of your adoption.

    • If any portion of the grant is unused upon completion of the adoption process, or upon the 18 month anniversary of the official grant award date, the remaining funds will revert back to Helpusadopt.org.

 

Helpusadopt.org reserves the right to contact applicants and service providers by phone or email to clarify any information provided in the application or to conduct a telephone interview.

We know you might have questions regarding your application and the process. Please read our FAQ before contacting us. If we have not answered your questions on our FAQ page, please feel free to email us at info@Helpusadopt.org

If you are concerned about not being able to afford a private adoption even with a grant from Helpusadopt.org, we encourage you to explore adopting through foster care, which is often low or no cost. Please visit https://adoptuskids.org/ for more information about foster care in your state.

​​Call us:

(917) 684-5484

​Write us: 

PO BOX 787

New York, NY 10150

​​Email us:

info@helpusadopt.org

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