Adoption Assistance Fund

Background

We desire to partner with families in all aspects of the adoption process.  This includes partnering with families financially by providing grants, interest-free loans, and fundraising assistance.  We know adoption is costly and we hope to provide something to families that will help encourage them to continue on when times get hard.  We have teamed with Lifesong for Orphans to set up our fund.  Lifesong is a faith-based organization that has an excellent track record of working with churches with funds such as this.  You can learn more about Lifesong and the great work they do by clicking on the logo above!

Donate

This financial assistance fund is not possible without your generous donations!  Would you prayerfully consider partnering with us and Lifesong to provide this much needed financial assistance to adoptive families?  You can make donations online by clicking the button below.  Checks can also be mailed to the address below and made payable to Lifesong for Orphans.  Just make sure to write “preference P364” or “preference Promise 14:18 Fund” in the memo line of the check to make sure it gets credited to our fund.

Online Payment – Click the button below!




Mailing Address for checks:

Lifesong for Orphans
PO Box 40
202 N. Ford St.
Gridley, IL 61744

Adoption Fund Testimony

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Application Process

To apply for assistance please use the Contact Us page to either call or email us requesting an application.  We will gather a little information about you and give you an application.  You are to fill this out and send it directly to Lifesong.  Once your application has been reviewed you will be contacted regarding the result.  This process usually takes 6-8 weeks.  There are also a number of documents you are required to submit with the application so make sure you follow those guidelines precisely so that your application process goes as smooth as possible.  If approved for funding monies are generally paid directly to your agency, attorney, etc.  In some instances (i.e. travel expenses) monies could be paid directly to the family.  In this situation proper receipt documentation is required.

Types of funding that are available are direct grants, matching grants, interest-free loans, Both Hands projects, and family fundraising accounts.  We use the below criteria when considering applications.  If you do not meet the below criteria please do not apply as you will not be granted funding.  If you have any questions regarding the criteria please do not hesitate to contact us.

Adoption Assistance Fund Criteria
  • Home study: Families must have an approved home study to apply
  • Types of adoption eligible for assistance: domestic (includes independent and private adoptions) and international
  • Region:  Eligible families are those that live in the Twin Ports area of MN & WI.  We define this as families that live in the following counties:  Douglas, St. Louis, Carlton, & Lake.
  • Faith:  Christian families only (preference will be given to regular attenders of Bayside Baptist Church)
  • Individual:  Preference given to married couples and case by case basis for single parents