We are thrilled to share that Show Hope, an organization dedicated to breaking down barriers between waiting children and loving families, offers medical care grants to support adoptive families at any stage of their journey. Whether a child has been home for 10 months or 10 years, adoptive families are eligible to apply for a medical care grant on their behalf up until their 18th birthday!
This resource means so much to All God’s Children International. Knowing the costs of international adoption, our team routinely asks families to believe God for more. Though many children in need of a forever family have special needs that will require medical care, there is support for those families who step out in faith to give His children the love and care they need to thrive.
“Show Hope giving a Medical Care grant really felt like someone was partnering with us in the journey. It was another reminder of God’s provision … that, ‘Hey, you’re not doing this alone. You don’t have to walk this journey by yourself.’ The tangible love of God is on display through an organization that wants to partner with you, and wants to share the burden with you, and wants to really live out the verse that ‘He who began a good work in you will see it through to completion.’” — The Mauldin Family, recipients of a Show Hope Medical Care grant.
If your adopted child has healthcare needs, we hope you’ll consider this resource. And please share it with other adoptive families you know. We’re all for breaking down barriers to adoption one medical care grant at a time.
Why medical care grants?
Many children who have been orphaned live with medical needs, with limited access to adequate healthcare. And once home within the love and permanency of a family, rising medical costs and access to treatment can be overwhelming. Seeing this need and recognizing the financial and medical barriers to adoption, Show Hope offers grants to financially assist families who have adopted children experiencing healthcare needs.
Who can apply?
Families are eligible to apply on behalf of their adopted children facing healthcare challenges up until the child reaches age 18, no matter how long they’ve been home. *A child’s adoption must be finalized prior to applying for a grant.
What procedures does the grant cover?
Funding may be utilized for medical care, including procedures, surgeries, hospital stays, physician-administered treatments, medical equipment, and rehabilitative physical, occupational therapy. Medical equipment needs that are eligible for possible funding include wheelchairs, wheelchair and patient lifts, and/or medical equipment or devices associated with a specific diagnosis as recommended by a physician.
What is not covered?
Behavioral health, home and vehicle modifications, travel and lodging expenses, preventative dental care, orthodontics, and cosmetic dentistry are not eligible expenses at this time. Funding is not available for clinical trials, medications not approved by the FDA, or for medical treatment that does not align with Show Hope’s Statement of Faith.
How to apply
To learn more and apply for a grant, visit showhope.org/medicalcare.