Adoption Grant and Fundraising Guidelines
Cornerstone will offer up to $15,000 per child to qualified families to assist with adoption expenses for international adoption and $10,000 for domestic adoption in 2016. This includes:
Cornerstone will give a $5000 grant for international adoptions ($2500 for domestic) from our Missions account. This grant is offered regardless of the amount of support raised.
Families can raise $10,000 for international adoptions and $5,000 for domestic adoptions through Cornerstone from family, close friends, and their connection group. These funds will often come from outside of the Cornerstone family and should not replace regular contributions to Cornerstone’s general fund.
To be a “qualified family”, fill out the Adoption Fundraising and Grant Form. Once you have filled out this form, as a member you will be approved to begin fundraising through Cornerstone and receive the adoption grant once your adoption is finalized.
Additional funds raised by families through Cornerstone will be available earlier.
Families can ask donors to make checks payable to “Cornerstone Church” and designate the funds to the adoption account. They can also suggest which family they would like the funds to be given to. You can also have folks give online by clicking the button below.
If a family raises more than $10,000/$7500 per child, the excess funds will remain in the adoption account for other families. If a family doesn’t raise support, Cornerstone will still offer $2500 for domestic or $5000 for international per child as a grant for the adoption expenses. If for some reason the adoption falls through, the funds raised will not be returned to the donor, but will remain in the account and used for other adoptions.