Funding
Forever
Families

their
stories

Adoption Assistance for families committed to children with non-correctable medical needs in Eastern European Institutions

Financial Grants

Family Support

Child Advocacy

Social Change

Events

5K Run

Location: Virtual
Date:  First weekend in April 2022

We are currently searching for event team leaders in EACH state across the nation.  Contact us today if that could be you!

Fundraiser Gala

Location: Spotsylvania, VA
Date:  First weekend of Oct 2022

Additional details to come as we monitor the impact of COVID-19 in our state.  

Adoption Facts

Children living in institutions across Eastern Europe. 4 out of 5 of them, equating to 1.2 million children, were placed there intentionally because they were born with Down Syndrome or another non-correctable medical diagnosis.  

In Eastern Europe, less than 50% of the institutionalized children will live to see their 21st birthdays

Cost is the #1 prohibiting factor for American families when considering International adoption.  Fees can range from $30,000 to well over $50,000 depending on the country. 

We Need
Your Help!

Our mission is to empty Eastern European institutions one child at a time, by eliminating the financial barriers for American families pursing the International adoption of an institutionalized child with non-correctible medical needs.

   About Us

For This Child Foundation for Adoption is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that advocates for children living in Eastern European institutions while providing financial assistance in the form of adoption grants to families that have committed to the international adoption of a child with non– correctable special needs.  We award multiple grants of up to $5,000 twice per year to qualified families without regard to race, income, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or marital status. 

Why We’re Different

No Income Maximum

We realize that earned income is not the only factor when determining a family’s financial need for adoption grants. Our Board of Directors have immense experience in the world of international adoptions, special needs parenting and finance and are ready to hear your story!

Family First Approach

For this Child Foundation for Adoption’s founding mission is to fund FOREVER families. Because we believe strongly in supporting the entire family unit before, during and after the adoption process, we have appointed a Director of Family Support who focuses solely on the needs of our in-process families.

No Application Expiration

Once you have applied for an adoption grant through For This Child, your application will stay on file for consideration until you bring your child home. We only ask that you complete a recertification process every few months by responding to our email survey to ensure that you are still in process and grant funds are still needed.

From Our Facebook

@forthischild

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6 months ago
For This Child Foundation for Adoption

For This Child Friday!
Meet 3 year old Matty! His medical needs include: Critical congenital heart malformation in right transposition of large arteries. Subaortic interventricular defect, pulmonary subatresia. Ductally dependent pulmonary circulation, right aortic arch, persistent arterial canal. Condition after thrombosis of an implanted stent. Condition after fibrinolysis. Thrombosis of the right femoral artery. Postoperative condition - systemic pulmonary anastomosis between the trunk of the brachiocephalicus and the left pulmonary artery. Closure of an interventricular defect, implantation of a valve conduit between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery. Communicating external and internal hydrocephalus. Specific disorders in the development of motor skills function. Hypotrophy and delays in psychomotor development.

To find out more about Matty and adoption requirements in his country, please visit www.facebook.com/groups/711157302323454

*Childs location, name, and other identifying details have been hidden for protection and privacy. For This Child Foundation is not an adoption or placement agency. For This Child Friday's were created as waiting child advocacy only. Anyone interested in information about the child we post should reach out to their placement agency directly.*

#forthischild #waitingchild #forthischildfriday #foreverfamily❤️ #adoption #untiltheyareempty #dontbesorry
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For This Child Friday!
Meet 3 year old Matty! His medical needs include: Critical congenital heart malformation in right transposition of large arteries. Subaortic interventricular defect, pulmonary subatresia. Ductally dependent pulmonary circulation, right aortic arch, persistent arterial canal. Condition after thrombosis of an implanted stent. Condition after fibrinolysis. Thrombosis of the right femoral artery. Postoperative condition - systemic pulmonary anastomosis between the trunk of the brachiocephalicus and the left pulmonary artery. Closure of an interventricular defect, implantation of a valve conduit between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery. Communicating external and internal hydrocephalus. Specific disorders in the development of motor skills function. Hypotrophy and delays in psychomotor development.

To find out more about Matty and adoption requirements in his country, please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/711157302323454 

*Childs location, name, and other identifying details have been hidden for protection and privacy.  For This Child Foundation is not an adoption or placement agency.  For This Child Fridays were created as waiting child advocacy only.  Anyone interested in information about the child we post should reach out to their placement agency directly.*
  
#forthischild #waitingchild #forthischildfriday #foreverfamily❤️ #adoption #untiltheyareempty #dontbesorry

Comment on Facebook

Good morning g Matt from Nancy and Jim from pahrump-nv

It's RACE DAY!!! Don't forget to post your photos, time, and method of completing your 5k here!!! Finisher medals/t-shirts and commemorative race bibs will be mailed soon! The hashtags for our event are:
#forthischild #dontbesorry #untiltheyareempty
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Its RACE DAY!!!  Dont forget to post your photos, time, and method of completing your 5k here!!!  Finisher medals/t-shirts and commemorative race bibs will be mailed soon!   The hashtags for our event are: 
#forthischild #dontbesorry #untiltheyareempty

Comment on Facebook

Weeeeeell Kansas decided it needed to pour rain for 3 days straight so I plowed through 3.1 miles on the treadmill this afternoon!! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Completed the 5k run on the beach in SC! 😎

7 months ago
For This Child Foundation for Adoption

For This Child Friday!
Meet 6 year old Lisa! Lisa has a primary diagnosis of Microcephaly and has delays in all aspects of development. Lisa has lived with a foster family for many years. While they get her medical care and work with her on skill acquisition, they do not live in an area with a large amount of resources for children with disabilities. The foster mother recently had a baby, and Lisa is reported to do very well with the child. Lisa requires support to stand and take steps. She cannot independently walk. She is currently She can say a few words. She understands what is said to her and can follow simple verbal directions. The foster family reports that Lisa is very calm when at home in her familiar environment. If she is in an unfamiliar place or is anxious/nervous about a situation, she makes loud noises. She explores toys and other objects.
To find out more about Lisa and adoption requirements in her country, please visit www.facebook.com/groups/711157302323454
*Childs location, name, and other identifying details have been hidden for protection and privacy. For This Child Foundation is not an adoption or placement agency. For This Child Friday's were created as waiting child advocacy only. Anyone interested in information about the child we post should reach out to their placement agency directly.*
#forthischild #waitingchild #forthischildfriday #foreverfamily❤️ #adoption #untiltheyareempty #dontbesorry
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For This Child Friday!
Meet 6 year old Lisa!  Lisa has a primary diagnosis of Microcephaly and has delays in all aspects of development. Lisa has lived with a foster family for many years. While they get her medical care and work with her on skill acquisition, they do not live in an area with a large amount of resources for children with disabilities. The foster mother recently had a baby, and Lisa is reported to do very well with the child. Lisa requires support to stand and take steps. She cannot independently walk. She is currently She can say a few words. She understands what is said to her and can follow simple verbal directions. The foster family reports that Lisa is very calm when at home in her familiar environment. If she is in an unfamiliar place or is anxious/nervous about a situation, she makes loud noises. She explores toys and other objects.
To find out more about Lisa and adoption requirements in her country, please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/711157302323454 
*Childs location, name, and other identifying details have been hidden for protection and privacy.  For This Child Foundation is not an adoption or placement agency.  For This Child Fridays were created as waiting child advocacy only.  Anyone interested in information about the child we post should reach out to their placement agency directly.*  
#forthischild #waitingchild #forthischildfriday #foreverfamily❤️ #adoption #untiltheyareempty #dontbesorry

Comment on Facebook

What a lovely girl that needs a loving family.

7 months ago
For This Child Foundation for Adoption

For This Child Friday!
Meet 4 year old Isla. Isla has a primary diagnosis of Pierre Robin sequence (cleft lip & palate); strabismus; global developmental delays; strabismus
Isla can crawl, slowly walks, climbs and goes down steps. She does not react to any sounds or to people talking to her. Her report indicates that her hearing is normal, despite repeated observations that she does not react at all to any sounds. When a toy is placed in front of her field of vision, she will reach for it and hold it in her hand. She enjoys playing with light up toys.

To find out more about Isla and adoption requirements in his country, please visit www.facebook.com/groups/711157302323454

*Childs location, name, and other identifying details have been hidden for protection and privacy. For This Child Foundation is not an adoption or placement agency. For This Child Friday's were created as waiting child advocacy only. Anyone interested in information about the child we post should reach out to their placement agency directly.*

#forthischild #waitingchild #forthischildfriday #foreverfamily❤️ #adoption #untiltheyareempty
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For This Child Friday!
Meet 4 year old Isla.  Isla has a primary diagnosis of Pierre Robin sequence (cleft lip & palate); strabismus; global developmental delays; strabismus
Isla can crawl, slowly walks, climbs and goes down steps. She does not react to any sounds or to people talking to her. Her report indicates that her hearing is normal, despite repeated observations that she does not react at all to any sounds. When a toy is placed in front of her field of vision, she will reach for it and hold it in her hand. She enjoys playing with light up toys.

To find out more about Isla and adoption requirements in his country, please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/711157302323454 

*Childs location, name, and other identifying details have been hidden for protection and privacy.  For This Child Foundation is not an adoption or placement agency.  For This Child Fridays were created as waiting child advocacy only.  Anyone interested in information about the child we post should reach out to their placement agency directly.*  
                                       
#forthischild #waitingchild #forthischildfriday #foreverfamily❤️ #adoption #untiltheyareempty

Comment on Facebook

She just needs someone to help her to trust again. I would love to see her

7 months ago
For This Child Foundation for Adoption

For This Child Friday!
Meet 7 year old ZALYN. Zalyn has Down syndrome and no other medical concerns at this time.
She has a grant of over $6,000 through an outside grant organization. She lives with a foster family, who she calls "aunt" and "uncle". They have a 14 year old son who she gets along well with. She attends a day program for one hour each day. She loves playing with dolls.

To find out more about Bryan and adoption requirements in his country, please visit www.facebook.com/groups/711157302323454

*Childs location, name, and other identifying details have been hidden for protection and privacy. For This Child Foundation is not an adoption or placement agency. For This Child Friday's were created as waiting child advocacy only. Anyone interested in information about the child we post should reach out to their placement agency directly.*
#forthischild #waitingchild #forthischildfriday #foreverfamily❤️ #adoption #untiltheyareempty
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For This Child Friday! 
Meet 7 year old ZALYN. Zalyn has Down syndrome and no other medical concerns at this time.
She has a grant of over $6,000 through an outside grant organization. She lives with a foster family, who she calls aunt and uncle. They have a 14 year old son who she gets along well with. She attends a day program for one hour each day. She loves playing with dolls.

To find out more about Bryan and adoption requirements in his country, please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/711157302323454

*Childs location, name, and other identifying details have been hidden for protection and privacy.  For This Child Foundation is not an adoption or placement agency.  For This Child Fridays were created as waiting child advocacy only.  Anyone interested in information about the child we post should reach out to their placement agency directly.*                                         
#forthischild #waitingchild #forthischildfriday #foreverfamily❤️ #adoption #untiltheyareempty