For many families, finances can be a significant concern when beginning the adoption process. Adoption by Shepherd Care strives to keep adoption fees as low as possible, but still for an average family the cost of adoption can often seem overwhelming. Fortunately there are many resources available to offset the cost of adoption, and we provide the following information to assist you in locating some of those resources. We encourage you to contact these organizations directly to obtain the most current information on the resources available.
Federal Adoption Tax Credit
The IRS recently released updated information on the Federal Adoption Tax Credit. To access this information, visit our News page.
The United States offers a Federal Adoption Tax Credit to offset the cost of adoption for qualifying families. The amount of the credit, terms, and eligibility can change from year to year. For more specific details on the tax credit and your family’s situation, please consult the Internal Revenue Service or a tax advisor.
Resources 4 Adoption
This site seeks to maintain up to date information on various grants, loans, and fundraising opportunities available to adoptive families. This may be a good place to begin your search to find out about additional resources that you may qualify for.
The following organizations offer grants and/or adoption loans to qualifying adoptive families. These organizations award grants and loans based on their individual eligibility criteria which may include factors such as income or religious orientation. Visit their websites for more information on each organization’s services and requirements:
America's Christian Credit Union
Adopting one of God's children into a good home is one of the greatest callings. Many families are eager to adopt, but the costs stand in the way. America's Christian Credit Union can help. America's Christian CU believes that every child deserves a forever family. They have designed an affordable solution for families wanting to adopt. Please visit their web site to find out more. https://www.americaschristiancu.com/personal/loans/adoption-loans.html
Many books and articles are available on the topic of adoption, and the books available represent a wide variety of topics within adoption and differing perspectives. The list below is provided to highlight books that have been particularly helpful to ASC staff and adoptive families.
Adoption education is useful for families adopting domestically or internationally, as it provides exposure to a variety of situations that can arise either during the adoption process or after the child comes home. Families often appreciate knowing what issues are common in adoption and having some knowledge of how to handle those situations.