Holt International & Gift of Adoption Partnership

Holt International and Gift of Adoption Partner to Make up to $500,000 in Adoption Philanthropy Grants Available to Put Adoption in Reach for Qualified Families Adopting Children in Vulnerable Circumstances.

The upfront cost of an adoption should never come between a child and a permanent, loving family

In celebration of National Adoption Month, Holt International and Gift of Adoption today announced the continuation of a partnership to reduce financial barriers to adoption for qualified families yearning to adopt children in vulnerable circumstances by making up to $500,000 in adoption philanthropy grants available. The partnership, now in its second year, celebrates each organization’s child-centered beliefs that every child deserves a permanent and loving home.

Through its Families Not Finances campaign, Holt will provide grants of $10,000 towards the fees for adopting children they’ve identified as needing special support to be matched with a qualified family regardless of the family’s financial status. Holt’s $10,000 grant will go toward eliminating Holt’s agency costs for the adoption of children who have been identified as needing special support.

Gift of Adoption will provide up to $15,000 to complete the adoption of any Holt family who has been matched with a child and needs financial assistance to bring their waiting child home.

International adoption has changed over the decades. Today, most children placed with families through international adoption are older than 3 years old, members of sibling groups and have emotional or physical challenges. The fees for international adoption are high – as the cost of providing these services continues to rise.  The timeline to complete international adoptions has also extended, adding to rising costs.  In addition, the number of children who need homes has remained constant while the number of qualified families able to care for these children has declined.

In response, Holt International has continued to grow and evolve its in-country family strengthening, orphan care and in-country adoption services around the world. Yet, for many of the world’s hardest to serve children, those with special needs, children over the age of 9, and sibling groups, international adoption remains not just a viable, but in many cases the only, option for a permanent and loving home. A goal of this program is to increase the number of qualified families who can step forward to adopt these children, knowing the upfront cost to adoption will not be a barrier.

About Holt International

Holt International, https://www.holtinternational.org, seeks a world where every child has a loving and secure home. Since Holt’s founding in 1956, the organization has worked towards its vision through programs that strengthen and preserve families that are at risk of separation; by providing critical care and support to children who have been orphaned and are in vulnerable situations; and by leading the global community in finding families for children who need them and providing the pre-and post-adoption support and resources they need to thrive. Always, Holt focuses on each child’s unique needs —keeping the child’s best interest at the forefront of every decision.

About Gift of Adoption

Gift of Adoption is a national charity that provides grants of up to $15,000 to complete the adoptions of children in vulnerable circumstances from the U.S. and around the world. Priority is placed on helping children facing what is possibly their only chance at adoption, including those at-risk of separation from siblings, entering foster care, aging-out of an orphanage, or with special needs. Gift of Adoption is the largest provider of adoption assistance grants on a nondiscriminatory basis (without regard to age, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or marital status) and our grants are paid directly to adoption agencies and attorneys working on the child’s behalf. Since inception in 1996, Gift of Adoption is recognized by Charity Navigator and the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance. Visit www.giftofadoption.org to learn more.

Requesting Assistance.

If you are currently working with Holt International to complete an adoption or are interested in starting the adoption process, please visit the Holt International website for more information on grants available through their Families Not Finances program.

If you are currently working with Holt International and are facing a financial hurdle on your adoption journey, apply for a Gift of Adoption grant now. Grants of up to $15,000 are available to help you complete your relative, domestic, or international adoption. Gift of Adoption is the largest provider of adoption assistance grants without regard to marital status, race, sexual orientation, religion, or age.

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