Adoption Resources

Adoption Fundraising and Grants Because Miracles Don’t Grow on Trees!

Child Welfare Information Gateway 
Adoption Assistance for Children Adopted from Foster Care Adoption Foundation offers an adoption grant, loan programs, and adoption insurance:

North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) 
Lists State Adoption subsidy profiles:

NACAC also provides information on tax credits for special needs adoption:

National Endowment for Financial Education:Offers an online booklet on adoption costs: “How to Make Adoption an Affordable Option”

Fundraising is an excellent way to raise money to cover the cost of most or all of the adoption process. The following links are to companies who specialize in Adoption Fundraising.

Jaya Laxmi CO. LLC
Help couples and singles realize their adoption dreams.Suggested Citation:
Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2011).
Costs of Adopting.  Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau.


Informational Sites

Adoptive Families Magazine Publication focusing on adoptive and prospective adoptive families.http://www.adoptivefamilies.comAdopt US Kids is dedicated to finding permanent, loving adoptive families for the thousands of U.S. children who are currently waiting in foster care. This site, launched in 2002, is funded by the U.S. government.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. We feature the latest on topics from prevention to permanency, including child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption.

Tax and Legal
Reference Sites

To Download the Adoption Tax Credit form:
The actual IRS form used to claim the Adoption Tax Credit is Form 8839 (Qualified Adoption Expenses). This form can be obtained from the IRS by calling them at 1-800-829-3767 or download one at

For Information Regarding The California Paid Family Leave Act.
The Paid Family Leave program was established for workers who suffer a loss of wages when they need to take time off from work to care for a seriously ill child, spouse, parent, registered domestic partner, or to bond with a new child.
To see if you might be eligible please go to:EDD.CA.GOV