The Anglican Adoption Fund (AAF) is not new; in fact, it was created in 2015 and was known as the Anglican Chaplains Adoption Fund. It was developed under and implemented by the Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy (ACNA), and the fund’s committee was made up of Anglican Chaplains who were adoptive parents themselves.
Since 2015, the fund has helped eight Anglican families involved in international, domestic, and foster care adoptions and granted over $15,000 in financial support. In August 2021, however, the jurisdictional authority of the fund was passed to AFL, which complements our position as the go-to life-affirming ministry of the Anglican Communion. Anglicans for Life created a fund review board in September 2021, which will review grant applications of potential adoptive families and send out funds accordingly.
The goal of the fund is to assist Anglican families during the adoption process by reimbursing adoption expenses (such as home studies or placement fees). All donations are tax-deductible, and go towards the grants gifted to adopting couples. AFL aims to gift ten grants between $2,500 and $5,000 dollars in the fund’s inaugural year. Donating is a wonderful way take action For life.
Adoption costs can add up. Your generous donation will help offset these expenses.
All applicants much be married and baptized Christians. Families must be actively connected to a local church affiliated with the Anglican Church of North America. In addition, applicants must submit:
To apply for a grant through the Anglican Adoption Fund (AAF), you must meet the requirements listed on the application and submit a complete application to the review board. Applications will be available for electronic download soon. In the meantime, please contact Georgette to express your interest in the fund.
Yes! All grantees must be an active member of an Anglican Church.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. All applications will receive a letter regarding the outcome of their application.
Grant funds come from donors. To make a contribution click here. All contributions are tax deductible. When filling out the digital donation form, please select "Adoption Fund" from the dropdown menu.
Grant funds are not taxable.
Applicants who are awarded grants will receive instructions on how and when funds will be dispersed.
Only one grant per each adoption is available, however, we recognize there may be additional circumstances to consider. The AAF reserves the right to make exceptions. If you have any questions please reach out to Georgette.