Financial Assistance

The Beatrice Fund

We understand that some families encounter financial hurdles when navigating the adoption and foster care process.

Bridge a Life exists to “Provide Christ-centered hope for children with relational trauma through awareness and family support.”

We understand that some families encounter financial hurdles when navigating the adoption and foster care process. In addition to other support programs, Bridge a Life desires to help families meet their financial obligations regarding adoption, and can assist in special circumstances with foster care expenses.

What is the Beatrice Fund?

The Beatrice Fund Adoption/Foster Care Assistance Grant is available to any 12th Circuit Florida resident (Sarasota, Manatee, and DeSoto Counties) who has an approved and current home study from a licensed and accredited adoption agency, or is a licensed foster parent or relative/non-relative caregiver. International and domestic adoptions will be considered. Grants are awarded regardless of race, age, or marital status. Applicants must be professing Christians who are members in good standing with a local church community. Due to limited funding, we cannot guarantee all qualified applicants will receive a grant.

Apply for the Beatrice Fund

For Adoption Requests:

Please consider the following below applying

Your adoption has not already been fully funded.

Bridge a Life grants cannot be used as reimbursements for expenses already paid.

You are working with a Hague-accredited agency.

For international applicants only.

Your adoption has not been finalized.

You have a completed home study.

You are a resident of the 12th Circuit in Florida.

You are able to provide a reference letter

From your church’s staff / clergy.

Beatrice Fund Amounts:

Bridge a Life does not fully fund adoptions but can assist with a small portion of the expenses. Adoption assistance amounts range from $250-1,500. Funds will be awarded directly to your adoption agency on your behalf.

Foster care grants are awarded to families with special circumstances where the foster care subsidy does not cover the expense.

How To Apply

Complete the following application (with family story). Submit application along with proof of approved current home study and a reference letter from your church staff/clergy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..