AFTH Birth Parent Scholarship Fund

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  • Scholarship Description
  • AFTH wants to help birth parents get on their feet and establish a career so we have started an Educational Scholarship program. Educational scholarships are available for parents who have placed their child for adoption.

    Eligibility:
    -Must have placed a child for adoption in or after the year 1985
    -Must have been accepted to a college or trade school
    -Must be able to show financial need
    -Must write an essay regarding their personal adoption story

    Submission materials:
    -A copy of your W-2 or last year's tax return
    -Your essay about your adoption journey
    -A letter of verification of placement from your agency or attorney
    proof of acceptance to the school.

    The deadline for the spring semester applications is December 1st. The deadline for the fall semester applications is July 1st.

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • 30-31 Hampstead Circle
  • Wynnewood, PA 19095
  • 888-960-6729

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Jackie  on 12/4/2018 9:05:45 PM

Why on earth do you expect a mother to spill her guts and share her deeply personal story with you? It’s one thing to ask for proof of relinquishment, it’s another thing to ask for the details. What will you do with her private information? These bulnerable mothers don’t need your scholarship money, they need you to get your researchers to continue to build the body of evidence against infant adoption in your country. They need you to push for policies that don’t support the elite, entitled potential adopters. They need you to support the rights of the child to grow up in its natural family, even if it’s extended. Stop perpetuating the support for relinquishment, and start challenging the dominant narrative that claims adoption is a great thing. It isn’t! It’s traumatic, unnatural and unnecessary.

tiarra b  on 5/27/2016 12:24:27 PM

i would love to have this scholarship because it will help me and my mom

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