It's our aim to guide families! Wherever you are in the adoption process, we are here to be a resource for you. Our "Say Yes" special needs adoption grants offer families financial assistance and more.
As of December 2022, we've given grants to over 90 deserving families in the U.S.! Our primary goal is for children with special needs to be adopted into traditional, two-parent Christian families; however we do give consideration to other families as well on an individual basis. We also offer a special "Downright Lovable" grant for families adopting children with Down syndrome and a "Heart Warrior" grant for families adopting children who have CHD.
In an effort to equip our special needs grant families in additional ways, we offer the gift of a strategic prayer partner, a copy of "The Connected Parent" by Lisa Qualls and Dr. Karyn Purvis, and quarterly trauma-informed trainings through trained practitioners.
We determine what financial assistance will be offered based on the following criteria:
HOW TO GET STARTED
"SAY YES" - IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CONNECTED HEARTS MINISTRY
We are honored to be partners with Connected Hearts Ministry. They provide free one-on-one adoption funding coaching that helps families raise funds for their adoption through crowdfunding, fundraising and identifying and applying for grants. Their goal is to help every Connected Hearts family get fully funded! All qualified OHFO "Say Yes" grant recipients* will receive a Connected Hearts Funding Account that includes the following:
*Connected Hearts Ministry reserves the right to reject an application if a family doesn't qualify.
Our grants are growing! The process is costly, and it is a tangible way that we can lock arms with American families and help the thousands of children with special needs around the world who are adoptable.