Posted by: icmadoptionnetwork | January 30, 2013

Adoption Funding

Over the last several years, I have encountered families that fund their adoption through a myriad of ways. The list is quite extensive, but here are some ways that families I’ve worked with have funded their adoption:

  • Grants
  • Loans
  • Sending requests for support to family and friends
  • Spaghetti Dinner
  • Pie Selling (or other baked goods)
  • Soccer Clinic
  • Make a quilt for the baby and people can sponsor a square
  • Making/Stamping jewelry
  • Garage Sales/Craigslist
  • Both Hands Foundation
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Raffle
  • Gift Basket give away
  • Babysit… it’s not just for teenage girls
  • Sell t-shirts
  • Baby Bottle Change Collectors
  • Sell something such as Avon or Scentsy
  • Poker Tournament… or any kind of tournament

As many of you know, my husband and I are adopting from Taiwan, so I thought I would share our experience. Our first step was to ask family and friends for help through letters. It has been great and a blessing to see who has supported us in this process. Our biggest fundraiser has been selling my homemade pasta sauce (a great family recipe). It’s $5 a jar, but I have a “special” where if you buy a whole batch (7 jars), it is only $30. Most people just go ahead and buy a whole batch. Also, many people return their jars to me or have donated jars to cut down on the production costs.

Do you have a “speciality” that you could use to help raise money for your adoption?

Also, you might want to check out They are an organization that supply grants to families seeking to adopt both domestically and internationally. 

If you have any good fundraising/financing ideas, please feel free to share in the comment section.


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