Adoption STAR Scholarship for LGBTQ+ Prospective Adoptive Parents

Adoption STAR thanks I Do Love Buffalo for assisting with the first round of grants in 2016. Since the initial launch of this scholarship, Adoption STAR now fundraises to continue this annual scholarship opportunity. The scholarship is specifically for candidates that are a current Adoption STAR client and who are LGBTQ+ prospective adoptive parents that are already in possession of an approved home study. Clients that have already received placement of a child are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.


There are two annual scholarships available. One scholarship is earmarked at $1,000.00 and the second scholarship is earmarked at $500.00. In order to apply for the scholarship, candidates need to submit an online application. The application period runs from April 1 through May 31. Scholarship recipients will be selected and announced by the end of June or beginning of July.

Selection Process Policies:

  • Applications must be submitted electronically by May 31.
  • Scholarship award winners will be notified via e-mail and telephone.
  • The scholarship committee will make final decisions on a case-by- case basis based on the information provided in the application’s personal statement.
  • Scholarship awards will be applied towards the agency’s placement fee. If an adoption does not take place for any reason (including, but not limited to, a family withdrawal), the scholarship funds will be forfeited and awarded to another qualified candidate.

How to Apply:

  • Apply online
  • Your submission will be acknowledged with an E-Mail confirmation.
  • Questions? Email us.

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