Financial Aid

Many resources are available to lessen the financial impact of adoption on your family. Explore the options below, or contact us for more information.
State and federal Adoption Tax credits

A number of states offer a State Adoption Tax Credit. The states of Kansas and Missouri are among those states that do offer an Adoption Tax Credit for certain types of adoption. In addition, their is a Federal Adoption Tax Credit available for all types of adoption. To learn more you can click on the links below.

Federal
https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc607.html

Kansas
www.ksrevenue.org/taxcredits-adoption.html

Missouri
http://dor.mo.gov/taxcredit/atc.php

Employment Benefits

Some companies offer adoption benefits to their employees, if your place of employment does not currently offer adoption benefits, the Dave Thomas Foundation web site has a wonderful resource of materials you can provide to your employer in order to encourage them to offer adoption benefits to their employees.

https://davethomasfoundation.org/partner/become-an-adoption-friendly-workplace/adoption-friendly-workplace-toolkit/  

Military Personnel

The military offers adoption benefits to most active military personnel who are working with a qualified adoption agency or professional who is authorized to place children for adoption under state or local law.

http://www.militaryfamily.org/info-resources/adoption.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/

Grants, Loans, and Fundraising

There are many financial grants and some loans available to families to help offset some of the cost of adopting.  The website links below will provide you with this information in addition to practical advice on saving for adoption expenses and fundraising ideas.

  • http://www.resources4adoption.com/
    The website Resources4adoption is an excellent online resource for adoptive families seeking comprehensive and up-to-date information on adoption grants and loans and how to qualify for them with lots of additional tips to assist families in removing the financial barriers associated with adoption.
  • http://affording.adoption.com/
    The website Adoption.com has a number of ideas on how to afford an adoption, including information on saving for the adoption and personal loan ideas.
  • https://www.americaschristiancu.com/personal/personal-loans/adoption-loans.html
    The website American Christian Credit Union offers financial assistance, they have 3 options to choose from: Adoption Loan, Home Equity Adoption Loan or Adoption Grant Credit Card.
  • https://smile.amazon.com/
    Book You Can Adopt Without Debt, Creative Ways To Cover The Cost Of Adoption by Julie Leanne Gumm.
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