Miriam's Heart Fund
Some of us are called to adopt and some are called to radically support those who take action on behalf of orphaned and abandoned children. Miriam’s Heart seeks to bring the families who are called to adopt within a community of support. A direct way that Miriam’s Heart seeks to support those families called to adopt is to stir families, individuals and churches to financially support those families wishing to adopt. We developed the Miriam's Heart Fund in partnership with Lifesong to provide a tax-deductible and safe way for people to donate toward this initiative in a private and secure manner!
For many the financial challenges of the adoption process are one of the greatest obstacles that must be overcome in order to adopt. Further, once a child is home, many families experience a 'drop-off' off support and education. The Miriam's Heart Fund provides toward adoption expenses, counseling, training & education through the Billy's Hope Fund.
Miriam’s Heart Partners with Lifesong
Miriam’s Heart partners with Lifesong to administer the Miriam’s Heart Fund. Lifesong is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that administrates our assistance fund. With Lifesong, 100% of donations received to our fund go to families - there is no administrative overhead.
In this partnership, Miriam’s Heart is responsible for establishing the vision and direction for the Miriam’s Heart Fund as well as making known the opportunity for people to contribute financially to the fund. Lifesong, on the other hand, exclusively handles the application process (and all confidential information involved in the application process) and provides the administrative and operational support needed to evaluate applicants, make decisions regarding grants and loans and handle contributions and disbursements for the Miriam’s Heart Fund.
How the Miriam’s Heart Fund Works
The Miriam’s Heart Fund provides matching grants and/or interest-free covenant loans to applicants who meet the established parameters. Lifesong makes all decisions regarding whether qualified applicants are given funds for matching grants and/or interest-free covenant loans based on various factors, including the amount of money in the Miriam’s Heart Fund at the time of application, the applicant’s financial situation and adoption-related needs, and the way in which to best maximize the resources of the Miriam’s Heart Fund. Following approval by Lifesong, all disbursements of matching grants and/or interest-free covenant loans are made by Lifesong directly.
In connection with the Miriam’s Heart Fund, Lifesong handles all aspects of the application process, including evaluation and verification of all financial and other confidential information. No one from Miriam’s Heart has access to any of your confidential information, and all decisions regarding the award of any matching grant and/or interest-free covenant loan are made solely by Lifesong, according to the parameters established by Miriam’s Heart.
Help Families Meet the Financial & Educational Challenges of Adoption
All contributions to the Miriam’s Heart Fund are made through Lifesong and are fully tax deductible, with 100% of all contributions being used to provide matching grants and interest-free covenant loans to qualified families. The Miriam’s Heart Adoption Fund is funded solely from contributions from individuals.
For more information on how you can financially support the Miriam's Heart Adoption Fund visit our DONATE page.
Need More Information?
If you would like to learn more about the Miriam’s Heart Fund or if you have questions about the Miriam’s Heart Fund, please contact Elizabeth Occhipinti.