Tapestry Adoption Assistance Fund

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We know that God is up to something very special as He forms families and transforms lives through the miracle of adoption. As a community of people who have been touched by this miracle, we want to help others whom God is calling to adoption. However, for many the financial challenges of the adoption process are one of the greatest obstacles that must be overcome in order to move forward.

In response to this challenge, Tapestry has established the Tapestry Adoption Assistance Fund. Our goal for the Tapestry Fund is simple – to help as many children and families experience the blessing of adoption as our resources will allow. Through the award of matching grants and interest-free covenant loans, the Tapestry Fund is able to help qualified families in a tangible and practical way as they follow God’s call to travel the adoption journey. Thus far, we have been privileged to be a small part of over two dozen adoption stories, and we pray that God will allow us to be a part of many more stories that have yet been written with the faithful lives of those He will call.

Tapestry Partners with Lifesong for Orphans

Tapestry partners with Lifesong for Orphans to administer the Tapestry Fund. Lifesong for Orphans is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt orphan care and adoption ministry that helps churches across the country establish and administer adoption assistance funds.

In this partnership, Tapestry is responsible for establishing the vision and direction for the Tapestry 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 Tapestry Fund.

How the Tapestry Fund Works

The Tapestry Fund provides matching grants and/or interest-free covenant loans to applicants who meet the established parameters described below.  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 Tapestry 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 Tapestry Fund.  Following approval by Lifesong, all disbursements of matching grants and/or interest-free covenant loans are made by LifeSong directly to the applicant’s adoption agency.  You can find more information about the Lifesong matching grant and interest-free covenant loan programs at http://www.lifesongfororphans.org/adGrantLoans.html.

In connection with the Tapestry Fund, LifeSong handles all aspects of the application process, including evaluation and verification of all financial and other confidential information.  No one from Tapestry or Irving Bible Church 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.

The requirements to be eligible for a matching grant or interest-free covenant loan from the Tapestry Fund are:

  • applicants need to provide a statement of their personal faith in Jesus Christ
  • applicants must establish their need for financial assistance in connection with an adoption by fully completing the application process
  • applicants need to have an approved home study conducted by a licensed social worker
  • applicants must have a letter of recommendation from a member of the Tapestry leadership team or a pastor in their church

You can view and print the Tapestry Fund application here.

The funds available in the Tapestry Fund will be available to be allocated to qualified applicants according to the following priority: first, to members of Irving Bible Church; second, to those who are members of another local church and are connected with Tapestry; and third, to those in the community who are not connected to Irving Bible Church or Tapestry.

Help Families Meet the Financial Challenge of Adoption

The Tapestry Fund is a great way to provide much needed financial support for Christian families seeking to adopt.  All contributions to the Tapestry 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 Tapestry Adoption Assistance Fund is funded solely from contributions from individuals.  It does not receive any funds from Irving Bible Church.

You can make a tax-deductible contribution to the Tapestry Fund by sending your check to:

Lifesong for Orphans

c/o Tapestry Fund (Irving Bible Church)

P.O. Box 40

Gridley, IL 61744

If you prefer to make your contribution online, go to www.lifesongfororphans.org/donation.html (and click “make a donation” button at the bottom of the page).  Please be sure to indicate the “Tapestry Fund (Irving Bible Church)” in the description field so that your contribution is properly directed.

If you would like to learn more about the Tapestry Fund and how you can help bless a child’s life forever, please contact Michael Monroe at tapestry@irvingbible.org.

Need More Information?

If you have questions about the Tapestry Adoption Assistance Fund or how to apply for assistance, please contact Michael Monroe at tapestry@irvingbible.org.