Help in all the right places.
In addition to the services provided through our offices, AGAPE has established connections, either through membership or affiliation, with a variety of professional organizations that can assist at all levels of need.
- The Adoption Institute
- Alabama Adoption Coalition, Inc.
- AACCA (Alabama Association of Child Care Agencies)
- Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- AFAPA (Alabama’s foster parent advocacy group)
- APAC (Alabama Post Adoption Connections)
- Christian Child and Family Services Association
- Gateway Continuum of Care
- Foster Care Support Network
- North Alabama Alliance (multi-agency collaborative, serving North Alabama)
- Villa Hope (a partnering international adoption agency)
Grants, Loans and Other Resources
Click on the following links to learn more about sources of funding such as grants and loans, locations of other AGAPE agencies, as well as other informational resources.
The ABBA Fund – Provides interest-free covenant loans to Christian couples who are called by God to expand their families through adoption
Gift of Adoption Fund – Awards grants based upon the needs of the waiting child and to pre-approved adopting parents who demonstrate an unusual degree of financial hardship
God’s Grace Adoption Ministry – Provides grants of $1,000 – $4,000 to Christian couples with an annual income under $60,000
Kingdom Kids Adoption Ministries – Helps families raise finances for adoption through our adoption fundraising/grant program
Micah Fund – Promotes the adoption of American black and white bi-racial infants and children who live in Minnesota and surrounding cities
National Adoption Foundation – Provides direct grants and loans
Shaohannah’s Hope – Provides grants to Christian families adopting domestically or internationally and encourages involvement from your church family in your adoption
Georgia AGAPE – A Georgia agency offering professional social services as a compassionate outreach to abused, neglected and dependent children and families in need
AGAPE of Central Alabama – An agency offering crisis pregnancy counseling, adoption, foster care, individual and relationship counseling services and outreach programs with unconditional love
Memphis AGAPE – An agency that strives to be a Christ-centered ministry that provides children and families with healthy homes
AGAPE Nashville – An agency serving the needs of families and children in middle Tennessee through adoption, foster care, unplanned pregnancy support services and faith-based counseling and psychological services
Department of Human Resources – An organization dedicated to helping change lives for the better by providing the premier social welfare programs in the southeastern United States
Creating a Family – This site provides resources and support in the areas of adoption and infertility, including archived “Creating a Family” radio shows
A Mother’s Love – Assists families in fundraising for adoption and infertility costs
Brittany’s Hope – Links to several sources of financial assistance for adoption
Child Welfare Information Gateway – Has information on funding adoption
National Endowment for Financial Education – Has a guide called “How to Make Adoption an Affordable Option”
National Military Family Association – Provides information and links to Adoption Resources for Military Families, including the Adoption Reimbursement Program
Adoption tax credit
Thanks to the Adoption Tax Credit, adoptive families may be able to take a refundable tax credit for qualifying expenses paid toward an adoption. The current limit for reimbursement of adoption expenses is $13,170. Talk with your accountant and check out this website for more information on the Adoption Tax Credit.