While I personally don't have any experience with adopting children,
several of my friends have adopted or are in the process of adopting children
and I wanted to share a fabulous resource for those who
are on the journey of adopting children.
I have a dear friend who has adopted two beautiful children.
The road to parenthood was a long and painful one for both her and her husband,
and my heart ached for them as I witnessed their stress and raw grief in coping with infertility.
Born out of their experience is a wonderful non-profit organization...
HelpUsAdopt.org was created by my friend and her husband to provide financial assistance
to families during the adoption process by providing grants to those who qualify.
HelpUsAdopt.org awards grants twice a year
ranging from $500-$15,000 depending on individual needs.
Grants are awarded for both private or agency adoptions,
domestic or international adoptions, and adoptions through foster care,
just to name a few.
Visit HelpUsAdopt.com for additional information
and to learn how to donate to this wonderful organization.
If you are interested in applying for a grant,
you can download the application here
and get answers to frequently asked questions.
Please visit their website to read my friend's
personal account of their own journey...it is an inspirational story.
In addition to her non-profit, my friend has a wonderful blog called
that shares her journey through infertility and adoption.
My prayers are with my BFF, SPW, who is on her own journey to adopt children.
Blessings to all who are on this journey as well.