Adoption Assistance

The Beatrice Fund

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

Bridge a Life exists to “share Christ-centered hope with children who have been abused, orphaned, abandoned, or neglected while supporting foster and adoptive families through awareness, training, outreach, and partnerships.”

We understand that some families encounter financial hurdles when navigating the adoption process. In addition to other support programs, Bridge a Life desires to help families meet their financial obligations regarding adoption.

What is the Beatrice Fund?

The Beatrice Fund Adoption 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. 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

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.

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..