Does Not Define Family & Supports LGBT Adoption was created by 2 adoptive parents in 2007. Becky and Kipp Fawcett were so grateful for the fact that they had the financial means to adopt their son Jake that they looked to make a donation to an existing organization that would help ease another family’s financial burden. However, what they found were organizations that discriminated against certain people and only covered certain types of adoptions. Armed with this knowledge and their belief in family undefined, they decided to create a grant organization that does not define family or adoption — was born. is a national 501c3 financial grant program that helps couples/individuals (regardless of race, religion, gender, marital status and sexual orientation) with the costs of their adoptions (domestic, international, special needs or foster care) by awarding grants of up to $15,000. Every grant cycle (twice a year since 2007) has aimed and succeeded in having multiple LGBT grant recipients. Last year, they had their first transgendered applicant and recipient. The next application deadline is Friday, October 1th.

For more information visit: for our grant application and the guidelines or email


Selected testimonials

Seth, Clayton, and Cici

“The grant we got from really helped us to offset the cost of adopting our daughter, Cici, and meant that we could spend the last frenzied weeks focusing on building the relationship with her birthmother and getting prepared to become responsible for a third little life! She was literally the best Christmas present ever, and we can’t tell you how giddy we were. We have wanted to be parents since we first got together almost ten years ago. Having Cici in our lives these last 4 and a half months has been the most extraordinary experience we’ve ever had.”

Nathan, Wes, and Chasen

“We want to express our sincere gratitude and humble thanks for being both considered and chosen for an adoption grant. It has put a much needed gust of wind in our sails as we continue on this journey.”

Amy, Jami and Jazmyn

“Amy and I are having the best time being mommies! We just love Jazmyn more than anything, and are so grateful to for helping to make our dreams come true. We tell everyone about you guys and what a great blessing you have been in our lives!”

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