The compiled list of adoption grant, loan and funding resources listed below is for informational purposes only. Open Arms does not endorse or recommend any of these resources in particular. Families are encouraged to thoroughly research all requirements and/or eligibility before applying.
Low Interest or Interest Free Adoption Loans
IRS Adoption Tax Credit
Congress renewed the Adoption Tax Credit in January 2013. The credit is now permanent and not refundable, meaning adoptive parents can get a credit based on their tax liability with up to five years to take the full amount. The maximum credit is set at $13,190. Families with incomes under $197,880 will receive the full credit and it will gradually phase out to those with a household income of $237,880 or more. The adoption tax credit is a one-time credit per child. For more questions, call the IRS at 1–800–829–1040, go to the IRS website or contact your accountant.
Employee Adoption Benefits
Many companies and organizations offer financial assistance for employees planning to adopt. Check with your Human Resources Department or Employee Benefits Office to find out if your company has any such benefits. For additional information about employer adoption benefit programs please check out the Dave Thomas Foundation.
Recommended Adoption Book List
There are several adoption-related books that we recommend for adults and children. View the list of our recommended books here.