Holt believes finances should not stop a child from having a loving family. We offer you these resources to help offset the cost of adoption. Here are a few links to resources.
• Reduction of Adoption Program Fee: There may be a reduction in the adoption program fee if the child you are adopting has moderate to severe special needs. This is determined on a case-by-case basis. There is no reduction in fees for children with minor special needs.
• Holt's Special Needs Adoption Fund (SNAF): This fund assists families who need additional financial support in order to adopt a waiting child. Holt considers requests for this assistance on a case-by-case basis at time of assignment. After being matched with a special needs child, families may request assistance from the SNAF from the country program director.
• Tax Credits:
Federal Adoption Tax Credits: Families are currently able to claim a tax credit for adoption expenses. (Please see your tax consultant.)
State Tax Credits: Some states provide non-recurring adoption fee reimbursements. (Please see your tax consultant.)
• Employer assistance: Your employer may offer adoption benefits to their employees. Check our employer benefit list or ask your Human Resources department. If you are interested in proposing that your company provide adoption benefits, adoptive parent Melissa Sherlock has provided an excellent template. Tip: follow the link, select Save As... from the File menu, then open the document in a word processor.
National Financial Assistance: Holt does not endorse or have experience with any of these agencies, this information is from the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse and the Internet.
Companies Offering Adoption Benefits
| A Child Waits Foundation
1136 Barker Rd
Pittsfield MA 01201
Low interest loans for international adoption of special needs waiting children
| Gift of Adoption Fund Inc
101 E Pier St, 1st Floor
Port Washington WI 53074
Grants of $2000-$5000 awarded monthly to adoptive parents.
| God’s Grace Adoption Ministry
P O Box 4
Modesto CA 95353
Grants and no-interest loans for eligible Christian adoptive families.
| Home For Good
697 E Intervale Rd
Grants Pass OR 97527
Offers resources, support, grants, loans and matching funds to eligible adoptive families.
| National Adoption Foundation
100 Mill Plain Rd
Danbury CT 06811
Financial assistance for adoptive parents in the form of loans, grants and credit cards.
Northwest Airlines Special Delivery
Provides discounted fares to families traveling to pick up an adopted child.
| Shaohannah’s Hope
6723 Whittier Ave Suite 306
Mclean VA 22101
Grants for eligible Christian families in the process of adopting.