For This Child Foundation for Adoption is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that provides financial assistance and adoption grant funding to families that have committed to an international adoption of a child with non-correctable medical needs from Eastern European countries
And deadlines below for the application
- April 1st for June 1st consideration
- October 1st for December 1st consideration
The Bishop Family
Brian and Kristin Bishop met as teenagers in their church youth group when Kristin was just 13. With many years of life to live before settling down, they both went their separate ways after high school before reconnecting in late 2008. After a whirlwind romance, they were finally married in May of 2010 and have built an incredible life in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Together they have 5 beautiful children ranging in age from 3 to 11. Brian works as a finance director for an automobile dealership and Kristin is the owner of a local insurance corporation in their hometown.
Special needs adoption is something that had always been on Kristin’s heart. For nearly 5 years it was a constant conversation in their home. In 2017, Brian accompanied Kristin on another mission trip to South America and it was there, in the mountains of Zacapa, Guatemala that Brian experienced that same life-changing desire to parent the fatherless. They welcomed their fourth son home through international adoption from South Korea in February of 2019.
Along with serving as bonus parents for teenagers and young adults needing additional support in their home state, Brian and Kristin financially support family style orphanages in countries that no longer allow for International Adoption. Not long after finalizing their first adoption in Korea and completing a second home study, they were presented with file of beautiful little girl with down syndrome waiting for a family in Eastern Europe. They immediately committed to her and started working diligently to complete the needed documents and fund her adoption. It was through the grant application process for their 2nd international adoption in 2 years, that they realized the overwhelming need for a grant program that did not disqualify families based on income alone…especially families committing to children with non-correctable medical needs. Out of their own personal convictions, adoption journey, and belief that ALL children deserve a family of their own…For This Child Foundation for Adoption was founded in early 2021!
“He has made everything beautiful in it’s time.” -Ecclesiastes 3:11
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.