Looking for financial help with your upcoming adoption plan?
ADOPTIONGRANT
is an essay contest created to award one family per year money towards their
upcoming adoption. One winner will be picked yearly by a review committee on
November 1st, In honor of National Adoption Month

Excerpt from 2014 winning essay: "Orange luggage with black wheels rolled down the aisle between blue seats. ..Pink or blue in the closet...color paints our hearts and brings laughter and happiness."

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

Families adopting domestically, demonstrating financial need, perseverance and imminence of adoption. The number of children
currently in your house does not affect selection. Marital status, gender, sexual orientation, race, creed, national origin,
and religion are not considered when reviewing your application. You may apply after your homestudy is completed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. You must have an approved and current homestudy from a
  licensed and accredited adoption agency or social worker.
2. You must be adopting from the United States.
3. You must be an American Citizen.
DO NOT APPLY IF:
* Your adoption is finalized, or
* You are just starting the process, or
* You are adopting from outside the United States
.

APPLICATION REVIEW PROCESS:
Two person review committee will review all essays and applications received by October 31, 2015.
Website and will announce winner on November 2nd after winner has been notified personally on November 1st by phone and/or email.
If the essay and required documents are not received by October 31st, they will be entered in the next year’s contest.

THIS YEARS ESSAY QUESTION IS:
"Why does the adoption process cost anything? Shouldn't it be free?"

TO APPLY:

STEP 1 Fill out the application form ( click here)
STEP 2 Send by mail copy of last year’s tax return and copy of your homestudy to:
ADOPTION GRANT
P.O. BOX 547
HANCOCK, Maine 04640
STEP 3 Email your essay (1000 words or less) to essay@adoptiongrant.net