Show Hope Adoption Aid Grant

Show Hope

Relevent Country: United States of America

Show Hope is pleased to announce an open call for the Adoption Aid Grant Program.

Funding Information

  • Show Hope grants range between $6,000 and $10,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Your home study or home study update must be completed in order to apply.
  • You must be in process using an agency that is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization licensed to place children for adoption.
  • If you are working through an adoption consultant, you cannot apply for a grant until you have finalized your placement agency. In addition, consulting fees will not be considered as part of the total adoption costs.
  • Show Hope is not able to award grants to families unless, at least, one parent is a U.S. citizen. Please keep in mind that your agency must be a licensed U.S. adoption agency and have a 501(c)(3) certification.
  • Show Hope considers both domestic and international adoptions. Show Hope has provided grants to families adopting from the U.S. and numerous countries. For international adoptions, you must be pursuing adoption from a country that is party to The Hague Adoption Convention.
  • Before applying, you must be working with a licensed, child-placing agency that is a 501(c)(3) organization, and you must have a completed, approved, and/or updated home study.


Applications cannot be submitted for:

  • Independent adoptions through lawyers, facilitators, or humanitarian organizations licensed to place children
  • Adoptions through foster care
  • Private family adoptions

Embryo adoptions

  • Adoptions from non-Hague Convention countries
  • Adoptions through for-profit adoption agencies
  • Adoptions for which placement has occurred
  • Adoptions for which an application has already been submitted