Shining Star Scholarship for the Adoption of Children with Special Needs.

Dear Applicant:
Thank you for your interest in adopting a child with special needs. To apply for this scholarship, you must be a client of Adoption STAR, have an approved and current home study, and be committed to adopting a child with significant physical and cognitive disabilities. The scholarship is awarded at time of match with a child. The scholarship funds go directly toward reducing or waiving the placement fee.
Best Wishes,
Adoption STAR

  • Family Name

  • Personal Statement:

  • Please answer the question below. Limit 800 words or less.

    Having a disability should not define a person, but unfortunately for far too many children a disability means that they labeled as “hard to place” or worse, “un-adoptable.” Adoption STAR has always rejected those labels.

  • DISCLAIMER: Scholarship award winners must consent to having their photograph taken for publicity purposes. In doing so, you agree to permit Adoption STAR and it’s authorized representatives to use your photograph. You further agree that any or all of the photographed material may be used, in any form, as a part of any future publications, brochures, or other printed or electronic materials used to promote Adoption STAR, and further that such use shall be without payment of fees, royalties, special credit or other compensation.

    By submitting this application you accept the disclaimer above. In addition, you confirm that the information described in this application is complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge, information and belief and that you understand that any falsification of this application, whether willingly or accidental, is grounds for disqualification of funding consideration.