Our Adoption Grant and Loan Program is open to Christian Families who are adopting Waiting Children – older children, those with special or medical needs, and/or sibling groups. (see our Statement of Faith) Out-of-state (non-Texas) families not pursuing a child from our Waiting Children page can apply with us. Our Board reviews these applications on a casey-by-case basis, and we recommend reaching out to Kara (at) orphanministries.com before you start your application. Your family must be pursuing a child that qualifies as "waiting."

Don’t forget to check out the Federal Adoption Tax Credit to see if you’re eligible to take advantage of $13,570 in tax credits available to adoptive families! Visit the Interactive Tax Assistant to see if you qualify.

Applications are due 2 weeks prior to Board Meetings to allow our panel time to review the applications and contact references.

2023 Application Deadlines:

  • March 1
  • May 1
  • June 30
  • September 1
  • November 1

Please review our qualifications for the grant and loan program:

  • Are you adopting a child from our Waiting Children page?
  • If not adopting a child from our Waiting Children page, are you adopting a child that would qualify as Waiting – older child, sibling group, or child with special or medical needs?
  • Can you submit at least one reference from your church? We require your family to submit 2 references and at least one of them needs to be a reference from your church.
  • Are you working with an adoption agency?

If you have any questions about these qualifications please contact [email protected] for available options.


Grant and Loan Application

Please select the option that fits your family. Due to limited resources, not every family that applies is approved to receive funds from HIAOM.

Application for Couples Application for Single Mother Application for Single Father

Reference Forms

Two references must be received by HIAOM prior to review of your application. References should include: your Pastor or Small Group Leader, and a Friend. You have the option to either upload completed reference forms online OR download reference forms to send to references.

Download Reference Forms Here