Saturday, May 10, 2008

Money, Money, Money


I recently received an email, like many I've received, asking about international adoption. One question is on everyone's mind, but few actually ask what they are thinking.

How do families without mountains of savings afford international adoption?


God is a Father to the fatherless. His desire is to see the lonely placed in families (Psalm 68:5-6). Therefore, He will provide whatever you need to adopt internationally if He leads you to do so.

We did not have a mountain of savings. God provided everything we needed.

We were able to pay for the homestudy, and very little more than that. We received a few thousand dollars in donations through Kingdom Kids Adoption Ministries' fundraising program. We received a $3,000 grant from Hadassah's Hope, a $5,000 matching grant from Life Song for Orphans (and yes, we were able to get the full $10,000), a $10,000 grant from Shaohannah's Hope, and finally a covenant (no interest) adoption loan from the ABBA Fund that covered the remaining balance.

God is good! All the time! He will provide for His orphaned children.

Trust in Him. Adoption is a walk of faith.


Many blessings,

9 comments:

Renee said...

Amen, amen, and AMEN! If you step out in faith God will provide!

The Herd said...

Do the tax rebates take care of a lot too? Unless one makes more than a certain amount, that should help,right? Or are there things that the gov't hides in that return that I haven't found yet b/c we haven't adopted?

Ginger said...

Yes, the adoption tax credit is roughly $11,500 per child. You have 5 years to claim the full amount.

Mrs. Butler said...

I'm hopeful that someday we will be able to adopt. It does seem dramatically expensive but I have heard that there are ways to get assistance. Thanks for sharing :)

stephanie garcia said...

We are waiting for word from several of the same grant agencies you mentioned ... praying that God would show us favor as He did your family in this way, as we work towards bringing home our two precious boys from Haiti! Thank you for this reminder of His ability and faithfulness.

Susanna said...

Thank you for directing me here, Ginger!

~Stephanie said...

I needed to read this again...

Patti said...

Do you know if any of these grants are available for families adopting domestically? I know Jason and Naomi have contacted so many agencies regarding grants already, but I always like to see if we've missed any..

Ginger said...

I actually have no idea, since we didn't go that route. Sorry, no help.