Wouldn’t it be wonderful if April showers brought May adoption grant awards to every family?

As much as we think so, it’s pretty unlikely this will happen.

However, you can put yourself in a great position to receive adoption grants by identifying grants that you qualify for and spending time to make your adoption story truly stands out. 

We’ve identified 4 May adoption grants for you to consider. In addition, we’ve provided you with the key eligibility criteria and deadlines below to help you fund your adoption.

Don’t forget about all the other grant organizations that accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year which enables you to apply anytime, typically after your home study has been approved. We recommend that you make adoption grants a priority and an important part of your funding strategy.

Be sure to research all grants and application guidelines, take your time to fill out all the information correctly, and put in the effort to share your adoption story in a unique way that shows off your family’s personality.

Adoption Grants – May 2016

Grant OrganizationEligibility CriteriaDeadline
Buescher Foundation Amount: Varies
Income Restriction: None
Marital Status: All
Religious Affiliation: All
Type of Adoption: Domestic
Other: Must provide a family look book
May 1
Promise 686 Amount: $500-$6,000
Income Restriction: None
Marital Status: Married
Religious Affiliation: Christian
Type of Adoption: Domestic, International
Other: Applicants must live in the Metro Atlanta area, specifically within 15 counties and three partial counties. Must have an approved home study and be working with a licensed 501(c)(3) adoption agency
May 1
Sarah Lily Fund for Adoption Amount: $5,000
Income Restriction: None must demonstrate need
Marital Status: Married and Single
Religious Affiliation: Jewish
Type of Adoption: Domestic, International
Other: Must be a resident of the New York metropolitan area
May 15
Life Foundation Amount: Up to $10,000
Income Restriction: $110,000 or less
Marital Status: All
Religious Affiliation: All
Type of Adoption: Domestic, International
Other: Must live in Illinois, Indiana, or Wisconsin. Must have a diagnosis of infertility. There is a $25 application fee
May 22

Free Adoption Funding Kit

Don’t forget to get our FREE Adoption Funding Kit to learn how to launch your adoption fundraising the right way. This exclusive tool includes:

  • 5 Financial Worksheets For Home Study & Grant Applications
  • Step-By-Step Adoption Funding Checklist and Training Video
  • Funding Cheat Sheet With Our Favorite Resources
  • The Grant Matrix With Over 80 Adoption Grants
  • Learn To Get Organized and Much More!
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Jeremy Resmer

Child Advocate. Entrepreneur. Fitness Junkie. Parent. Jeremy is an adoption fundraising coach that provides creative strategies and resources that empower families to adopt without debt.

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