Adoption Assistance Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance toward the cost of adoption for qualified families that are determined to be in need of such assistance, according to criteria and a selection process that are fair and impartial and established by the Agency.
Donor Fund Story:
The Adoption Assistance Fund was established in July 2007 by an anonymous donor. The purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance toward the cost of adoption for qualified families that are determined to be in need of such assistance, according to criteria and a selection process that are fair and impartial and established by Hand In Hand International.
Hand In Hand was founded in 1974 by a Christian missionary and staffed by adoptive parents which has always believed in and worked on behalf of the rights of each child in the world to have a mother and father who can love and care for them unconditionally whatever their background and wherever they are from. There has been an office of the agency in Albion, Indiana since 1996. The office is located in the lower level of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. They assist families from the time they begin to think about adoption, through the process of becoming approved as adoptive families, to the match of a child to their family and after the child has joined the family. Hand In Hand believes in the right of every child to have a family to love and care for them.
There are thousands of orphans in the US and other countries who pray every night that they will soon have a family. There are many families in Noble County who believe that they can be one of those families. However, the adoption process can be costly in order to meet all the necessary state, federal and foreign country requirements and to ensure that the families who adopt children are emotionally, financially and psychologically prepared to adopt and raise a child. Though the families who adopt are financially able to rear a child, this fund allows families to get some help in covering these preliminary costs involved in getting the children home. This benefits the community by showing how much Noble County cares about children without families and how open they are to embracing these new children into the community.