Adoption FunD Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Christ Presbyterian Church Adoption Fund?
The Christ Presbyterian Church Adoption Fund is used to make grants for adoption expenses and post-adoption counseling.
Who is eligible to apply for a grant?
Families who have been Christ Presbyterian Church members for a minimum of one year are eligible to receive a grant.
Who will review my application?
LifeSong for Orphans reviews applications to determine eligibility, and, in turn, makes recommendations to Christ Presbyterian Church for grant approval and amount. Eligibility is based on criteria established by Christ Presbyterian Church.
What is LifeSong for Orphans?
LifeSong for Orphans is a non-profit Christian organization, established in 1993, which serves as an intermediary between grant applicants and Christ Presbyterian Church to maintain privacy of applicant’s personal information.
What criteria will be used to determine my eligibility?
See grant application. The primary criteria of Christ Presbyterian Church grants are that families will provide a loving, permanent Christian home and that they have demonstrated good stewardship of their resources.
What is the maximum grant amount that I can receive for an adoption?
Can I receive multiple grants at one time?
No. A family will be eligible for only one grant at any one time, even if adopting multiple children. Families who have previously received a Christ Presbyterian Church grant may be eligible for future grants.
Are grants available for post-adoption expenses?
Yes. Christ Presbyterian recognizes that many orphans have dealt with traumatic circumstances in their lives, which can cause serious bonding and attachment issues. Grants of up to $1,500 are available for post-adoption counseling.
Do I have to repay monies received from the adoption fund?
No, you do not have to repay monies received from the adoption fund. However, if you are able to repay any part of the money (e.g. after receiving federal income tax adoption credit), Christ Presbyterian will be able to help more adopting families in the future.
How are grant monies disbursed?
LifeSong will make grant distributions directly to adoption agencies or other adoption-related service providers.