Agape Adoptions provides a FREE Personalized Adoption Finance Coaching Service with a customized adoption finance plan for our adopting families. This Service offers webinars, training videos and consultations with a coach help you create an adoption budget, and learn about fundraising, grants and more!
According to the YAFC service,"Families that use Kelly's system of Tools to Finance Your Adoption, Grant Writing, Special Events and more, typically raise between $5,000 and $15,000 for their adoptions."
Click here to learn more about Adoption Finance Coaching Services. Once a family is accepted to Agape Adoptions, we will set you up with the Coaching Services.
A federal tax credit is available to eligible families. Visit https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc607 (or look up IRS tax topic 607) to learn more.
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. State Department
US Embassy Information http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/registration/registration
USCIS Orphan Visa Information
USCIS Hague Visa Information
IRS Adoption Tax Credit
Social Security Administration
A comprehensive list of medical review providers
Child Welfare Information Gateway
National Council for Adoption:
The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute http://www.adoptioninstitute.org/index.php
Adoption.com A general adoption and infertility information website.
Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development
Adoptive Families magazine and website http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/
Rainbow Kids - international adoption advocacy site http://www.rainbowkids.com/
Creating a Family: https://creatingafamily.org/
Bridge Communications, Inc- interactive training for transracial adoption http://www.bridgecommunications.org/Bridge/Registration.html
Nurturing Attachments: http://www.nurturingattachments.com/
“The Connected Child”, by Dr. Karyn Purvis and David Cross
"Toddler Adoption" by Mary Hopkins-Best
"Parenting Your Internationally Adopted Child, From Your First Hours Together Through the Teen Years" by Patty Cogen
"Are Those Kids Yours?, American Families with Children from other Countries" by Cherie Register
"Lost Daughters of China" by Karin Evans
"The Whole Life Adoption Book: Realistic Advice for Building a Healthy Adoptive Family " by Janyne Schooler
"When Love is not Enough: A Guide to Parenting Children with RAD- Reactive Attachment Disorder" by Nancy Thomas
"Talking with Young Children about Adoption " by Mary Watkins, PhD and Susan Fisher, PhD
"Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew " by Sherrie Eldridge
"Wanting a Daughter, Needing a Son: Abandonment, Adoption and Orphanage Care in China" by Kay Ann Johnson