FAQ

"We have struggled to keep our website current with information on grants, loans, tax credits, etc. Fortunately there is someone who is doing this and keeping it up to date, so I don’t have to spend my staff’s time trying to keep this stuff current on our website anymore."  Steffany A. Aye, LSCSW, LCSW, Founder and Director Adoption & Beyond, Inc.

Q: Why Resources4Adoption.com? What makes us different?

  • Advocacy: We are committed to looking out for the financial interest of adoptive families. We regularly monitor and investigate adoption grant and loan organizations activity and financial records. You will receive alerts from us if there is even a hint of misconduct by any of these organizations.
  • We Find, You Focus: We help find what you need so you can focus on more important things, like building your family.
  • Comprehensive: We offer the only comprehensive searchable database of adoption grants and loans available.
  • Current: We provide you with updates to current adoption funding sources and as well as research for new sources.
  • Accuracy: Countless hours of research have gone into providing you with the most up-to-date and accurate education, information and resources about adoption financing options.
  • Our Experience = Your Time Saved: Part of what drives our passion is helping others. Cherri has learned a lot of things the VERY hard way. She is delighted to share her experiences and knowledge with you. The goal is to help save you time, frustration and a ton of headaches. It is an honor to walk beside you on this journey and help bear part of the burden for you.

Learn More about how we evaluate financial resources.

Q. What happened to the Adoption Grants and Loans Charts?

A. In order to better serve you, we have built a customized searchable database of adoption grants and loans inside the website. You are now able to search for grants and loans you qualify for based on your family’s needs, as well as have instant access to resource updates. You can access the searchable database as part of the Adoption Finance Toolkit, or learn more by clicking here.

Q. What is Resources4Adoption.com?

A. Resources4Adoption.com is recognized as the industry leader for adoption financing education, information and resources. Resources4adoption, Inc. is a Kansas based not-for-profit organization which based near Kansas City. Our Kansas state EIN 6758320. Cherri Walrod is the founder, president and CEO of Resources4adoption, Inc. We are currently working toward obtaining 501(c)(3), tax exempt status from the IRS as an educational and resourced based not-for-profit organization.

Q. Is Resources4adoption, Inc. a business or a ministry?

A. Resources4adoption is a ministry. Our primary focus is placed on genuinely helping adoptive families with the best adoption financing education, information and resources. Therefore, we strive to operate with a strategic planning model while serving others and helping to meet their needs.

Q. What does Resources4adoption.com do with its income?

A. One of our top priorities is fiscal responsibility and frugality. We operate with very low overhead out of a small home office space. We have a very small staff of three employees consisting of Cherri, her oldest daughter and her son-in-law. Other members of our team and/or other professionals are brought in to help and paid on an as needed basis. There are no ‘fat cat’ salaries paid here! We do the majority of our work from our ‘hand-me-down’ desks and our $25 office chairs from Walmart. We are just like most other American families trying to make a living. We have modest incomes and we live within our budgets. We also work to follow the principles found in Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. In fact, we highly recommend taking this course if you have not already done so.

Q. If Resources4adoption is all about fiscal responsibility, what about giving back?

A. You can learn about our commitment to giving back here.

Q. Can I become a sponsor with Resources4Adoption.com?

A. Because of the generous support of our sponsors we are able to make enormous gains in helping more adoptive families.

One of our priorities is to help look after the financial interest of adoptive families. With this in mind, we have established certain eligibility criteria for our sponsors and partners. These criteria are designed to foster confidence and mutual trust between our organization, our sponsors, and the families we serve. Families count on us to provide them with the most up to date information and connect them to organizations which share the same values. Our sponsors are well regarded within the adoption community and have a proven track record of putting a family's interests first.

Like your organization, Resources4adoption recognizes Rainbow Kids as a peer and a standard bearer among organizations which assist prospective adoptive families. Resources4adoption utilizes criteria similar to Rainbow Kids when considering partnerships with adoption service providers, adoption professionals, or other organization partnerships.

Resources4Adoption.com welcomes new sponsorships and partnerships based on the following set of criteria. Adoption service providers and adoption professionals should have:

  1. A stellar reputation in the adoption industry or business world.
  2. Ethical and honest conduct in all business relationships and transactions.
  3. COA accreditation and/or licensure in state or state(s) of operation.
  4. Five or more years of operational experience.
  5. Good standing with the IRS.
  6. Financial records readily available or made available upon request for review.
  7. Good standing with the Better Business Bureau
  8. A desire to help families with the financial aspects of adoption.
  9. Post-adoption resources and support for their families.
  10. A commitment to genuinely helping families and children.
  11. Other qualifications, as determined on a case-by-case basis by Resources4adoption executive staff.

Resources4adoption is the most trusted resource for a family's financial needs throughout their adoption. If you believe your organization can deliver services of this highest standard, we look forward to bringing our subscribers to you.

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