For information about additional grants that provide support for adoption or fertility treatment, please see below. This information does not represent an endorsement of the organizations.
For success rates of fertility clinics in each state http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/art/Apps/FertilityClinicReport.aspx
Grants are often considered for financing family building. That said, these should not be considered the only source of financing adoption or fertility treatment. They can’t provide support for everyone’s need and more often than not, don’t provide all of the costs. Here are a few examples of grants.
Fertility Medication Grant / Discount Program
Fertility Treatment Grants
The application is currently online. There are 2 application deadlines per year- 2/1 and 7/1.
The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation’s Family Building™ Grant provides up to $10,000 per funded family to help with costs of domestic adoption and medical fertility treatment. The only restrictions for applying are:
- 1) You MUST have a diagnosis of infertility from your doctor
- 2) You MUST be a legal permanent US resident
There are no age limitations or other restrictions currently. The grant is offered once per year, and the number of applications funded as well as the amount of funding depends on the success of the Cade Foundation’s fundraising activities (i.e. the more we raise, the more we can give away). To date, 55 families have been funded. All of our grants are Family Building Grants but we have a special pool of funds set aside for “Savannah Grants” which are only available to Shady Grove Fertility patients undergoing IVF.
One grant is awarded annually The foundation selects applicants who are uninsured for infertility treatments for a grant that can be used toward infertility treatment at a fertility clinic that is a member of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and located in North Carolina The grant is awarded to a couple in which the female partner is under the age of 40.
INCID provides IVF scholarships to couples with financial and medical need The selection committee selects couples based on cost-of-living, submitted paystubs, tax returns and a letter from their doctor recommending IVF as medically necessary
Fill Their Arms, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3), tax-exempt, nonprofit organization. We rely heavily upon the generous donations of our patrons to continue our mission of educating the public and aiding infertile couples in their efforts toward attaining parenthood. We are a charitable organization whose endeavor is to eliminate the economic hardship that infertility brings. We edify and empower infertile couples by providing to them a means to recruit sponsors, inform and educate their support system as to their personal challenges and needs, and to invite financial support toward their efforts in attaining parenthood.
Grants ranging from $500 to $4,000 are available to prospective adoptive parents four times a year. Most experts agree that one of the principal barriers to adoption is the expense. Using private funds and a partnership with the corporate community, The Foundation offers aid to families for expenses associated with the adoption and raising of children through Direct Grants provided by The Foundation, our Adoption Credit Card, 529 college savings plans and Unsecured Loans.
Grants ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 are available monthly to families adopting children with serious medical issues and for low-income families.
Helpusadopt.org reduces the financial burden of adoption for families by awarding large, life-changing, problem-solving grants up to $15,000.
Show Hope was originally called Shaohannah’s Hope in honor the founder’s daughter. The founders are Contemporary Christian music star Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth. This grant organization has quite a few eligibility criteria including that the applicants be married, Christian couples adopting through a nonprofit agency.
Adoption Benefits from Work
Information about non-cash adoption benefits for federal employees
If you are in military, you also can request an adoption grant or loan from your employer. Active full-time military personnel can be eligible for a one-time subsidy for adoption. Please note that reimbursement can be made if the adoption is facilitated by a state adoption agency or a private non-profit agency and only after the adoption is completed.
State Non-Recurring Expense Subsidy
See if your state of residence provides subsidies for special needs adoption from abroad. You can also ask your home study representative or a social worker about possible credits given by your state.
University Adoption Assistance Programs
Harvard University as well as many others host an Adoption Benefits Program. Adoption assistance is available for eligible university employees, and your request does not have to be based on a financial need. If you are a University employee- check with your HR office for additional information.
Prospective adoptive families can address their need for help to their churches and other civic community organizations in their local area. They can also host local fundraising events (bingo night, crab feast, etc.) and invite family and friends to come out and enjoy themselves while raising money to finance family building.
Give Forward provides free online fundraising pages allowing friends and family to raise money directly for a loved one when they need it the most. Set up a page in minutes, share it with friends and instantly create a community of support.
Take a second job
Something so simple as a second job can result and a huge boost in the money you have to put towards family building. As an example- let’s say both a husband and a wife take second jobs that pay $10 per hour and they each work 10 hrs per week at those jobs. Over the course of one month- each would generate an additional $400 ($800 total) and over the course of 1 year- they would generate an additional $9600- approximately the cost of one IVF cycle.
Ask Family and Friends for help
Infertility is a condition people are often reluctant to share out of embarrassment or shame. That said, if your family and close friends know that you are struggling and that you have a financial need to help build your family, they may be willing to give to support the cause. Creating a letter that shares your struggle and desire to have children and your request for support may motivate them to give a cash gift to you in stead of holiday presents or another gift they may provide throughout the year.
Fertility Within Reach offers step-by-step instructions on how to advocate for access to family building benefits, including infertility treatment through legislative outreach, insurance appeals, and contacting employer human resource departments.
One stop information clearinghouse for all things related to Egg and Embryo donation.
SART fertility clinic success race (by state and fertility clinic)
Offered exclusively at Long Island IVF, it is funded to provide financial assistance to couples who lack insurance coverage to meet the IVF cycle expenses needed to build the family of their dreams.