help to form & connect families
At Children’s Home and LSS we recognize that there can be financial barriers to adoption. While families may have the means to add a child to their family, they don’t necessarily have the finances available up front to meet the rising cost of adoption. Additionally, there can be financial barriers for adoptees and birth parents who wish to use post adoption services.
The Adoption Support Fund is our in-house grant program which requires an application that is reviewed by a staff committee. If chosen, applicants are awarded $25-$10,000 toward their adoption service expenses. The smaller grants typically help parents adopting relatives from our foster care adoption program cover the cost of fingerprinting, one of the few adoption fees our state contract does not cover for families adopting from Minnesota’s foster care system. Grants are given to families in our domestic infant program who are adopting children with special needs such as Down syndrome. Many adoptees and birth parents receive grants to cover the cost of search and reunion services. Larger grants are typically given to families adopting children internationally. Priority is given to families adopting relatives, school-age children, sibling groups and children with identified needs.
“Of all the hardships borne through this adoption process, the uncertainty of money has been the hardest and the relief of your assistance is immeasurable.” -Adoptive Mother
Your contribution will help to offset the expenses for an adoptive family, adoptee or birth family using one of our adoption services. Your gift truly has a lasting impact on families and children.Contribute Now