It's no secret that international adoption isn't cheap: there are agency fees, social service fees, orphanage fees, background checks, mountains of paperwork to get notorized, travel costs, etc., etc. The bottom-line of adoption costs can certainly look daunting at first glance; however, I truly believe that finances are merely hurdles to be overcome in the adoption process, and not immovable boundaries.
America World is passionate about not letting money hinder families from pursuing something that they feel a calling toward. Included in the Link section on our website is a list of grants and resources, titled Financing Adoption, that can assist any adopting family to cover thousands of dollars worth of costs during their journey to bring their precious child home. While this list is certainly not all-inclusive, we hope that it provides a good starting point with trustworthy organizations that believe in the mission of caring for orphans in the form of adoption.
America World also reestablished our Eternal Familiy Program (EFP) in the beginning of 2011. Through this fund, we invite family, friends and communities to care for specific adopting families, by supporting their adoptions through monetary gifts. It is our hope that America World families take advantage of this oppportunity, not only to relieve some of the financial burden, but also to provide a way of inviting others to actively and practically participate in caring for orphans through their giving.
For more information on America World's EFP, feel free to contact me with any specific questions that you may have.
I pray that each and every family wrestling with the overall cost of adoption will consider these grants and programs as viable means by which they can overcome these hurdles.
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. - 2 Corinthians 9:8
Jason West, Director of Development