BE THE ONE INC. Provides $500.00 and $1000.00 grants to those families in the process of adoption in the States of Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, who apply and qualify.
Application Procedures and Selection Process for Grant Dispersal
Who May Apply:
Families residing in the states of Indiana, Kentucky, or Ohio are eligible to apply. Our application process is ongoing. Applications are accepted at any time of the year. All applications received during the current quarter (Jan-Mar / Apr-June / July-Sept / Oct.-Dec.) will be reviewed by the board at the next board meeting (January/April/July/October).
Families may apply at any point in the adoption process whether matched or unmatched with a child.
Families may apply who are adopting internationally or domestically adopting a waiting and vulnerable child. It is our preference that families be working with an accredited adoption service provider (ASP). Those families who are adopting domestically and are using an attorney will be considered on a case-by-case basis if the attorney is a licensed adoption attorney. Be The One will not provide grant money for adoption consultants or facilitators. If you are working with an adoption consultant, please wait to apply until you have been matched with a child and their agency/attorney. Be The One will not provide grant money to pay off loans taken out for the purpose of adoption unless the grant money can be paid to the ASP.
Submission to the Board:
All applications are presented to the Board of Directors for their review and final decision. Grant decisions and grant amounts are determined by the Board.
Our goal is for children to be adopted into traditional two-parent (one man/one woman) Christian families. Single applicants will be considered using the same selection criteria. The selection of families for awarding grants will be based on the following:
Families who are committed to the Christian faith.
The needs of the child.
The financial needs of the adoptive couple.
The availability of funds.
All grant applicants will be notified by email when their application is received.
All grant applicants will be notified by email of the Board’s decision whether approved or denied.
The application process begins by filling out and sending in an application along with supporting documents. Supporting documents include:
Letter from an accredited adoption agency stating that the applicant is in the process of pursuing an adoption of a child with their agency.
Letter from the applicant’s church pastor or elder recommending them for a grant.
List of expenses for the adoption as provided by their agency and an indication of which charges have already been paid, including any grant money already awarded to them.
A signed Statement of Faith downloaded from the website.
Applications will be assessed to ensure that the applicants and adoption meet our general criteria.
If there is missing documentation, the applicant will be contacted by email to inform them.
Applicants may be contacted by the president of the board if clarification is needed or if an update on the adoption is needed.
The president will contact the adoption service provider before dispersing funds to ensure that the couple is still committed to the adoption, that the adoption is progressing according to the agency’s timeline, and that the couple would still benefit from receiving the grant.
Funds will be dispersed to the adoption agency within a week of grant approval.
Documents should be sent to Be The One at 9667 Searcy Rdg., Patriot, Indiana 47038
Important: Please notify your agency that you have applied for a grant from Be The One and permit them to talk with us.