Since 1996, Gift of Adoption has been awarding grants to complete the adoptions of children in vulnerable circumstances.
Priority is placed on helping children facing what is possibly their only chance at adoption, including children at-risk of separation from siblings, entering foster care, aging-out of an orphanage or with critical medical conditions. We’re the largest provider of adoption assistance grants on a nondiscriminatory basis and our grants are paid directly to the adoption providers working on the child’s behalf.
The domestic adoptions we support are completed following U.S. State and Federal laws regulating adoption and the children we serve are being adopted by a relative or by a parent who has been identified by the birth family and/or professionals as in the best interest of the child.
The intercountry adoptions we support are completed following the principles set forth in the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children. This means intercountry adoption has been determined to be in the best interest of the child because no relative is able and permanency with a family in the child’s country of origin has not been possible.