We believe in the power of changing one life through adoption. Apply here for Joy’s annual adoption grant.


Thanks for responding to God’s command to care for the fatherless.

We’re thrilled and honored to play a small part in your adoption journey. All applications are welcome, but funding is limited. Just know, we will prayerfully consider your application. We’re sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading when choosing a family, that we believe, are equipped to provide a child with a loving, Christ-centered home, consistent with the values of The Church of Joy.


What is the grant amount?

This grant is supported through fundraising efforts at The Church of Joy. We cannot know, from year to year, how much we will accumulate. We can say, the past several years we have raised between $1500-$2000. We continually thank God for the generosity of his people that give toward orphan care.

Deadline and Guidelines

  • Our grant will be awarded on Orphan Sunday: November 10th, 2019

  • This year’s deadline to apply will be October 22nd, 2019

  • Adoptive families that are active members of the Church of Joy are given first consideration for this grant.

  • We prefer to meet and invite families that receive this grant to our Orphan Sunday event. Adoptive families residing in our local area will be given first consideration for this grant.

  • Applications cannot be submitted post-placement.

Your application is complete after you successfully submit all references and documents outlined in the PDF application file. If a portion of your application is not complete by the deadline, we cannot include you in the list of candidates.


  • Scan your documents as PDFs (or take photos with your smartphone) and email them to us at officecoj@gmail.com - If the files are too large, please consider uploading and sharing a link using a secure free cloud based service such as Dropbox, Google Drive or WeTransfer.com

  • Print and mail your documents directly to us at:
    The Church of Joy
    Attn: Adoption Grant
    P.O. Box 41
    Williamson, GA 30292


You will receive an email response, confirming we have received your complete application. Please make sure to have all required documents before submitting.

  • If your family is selected for our grant, you’ll receive a phone call with the next steps.

  • If your family isn’t selected, you will receive an email. All decisions are final. Please do not press for answers as to why you weren’t selected. We prayerfully consider all applicants. Remember, resources are limited. We will continue to pray for your adoption, and are happy to provide you with a list of other grant opportunities.

what you’ll need

  • Your completed and approved home study or home study update from a licensed 501(c)3 adoption agency.

  • Copy of I-800 or other citizenship eligibility document (for international adoption)

  • Your adoption agency and case worker’s information.

  • The first two pages of your federal tax return (please do not send the entire tax return) for the most recent year available.

  • Your home church’s information including your Pastor’s email address.

  • A family photo or video testimony (include your referral photo if available).

  • Completed Joy Adoption Grant letters of reference. If you already have reference letters with similar content and sources, you can submit those instead.

  • The fully completed Joy Adoption Grant PDF application.

If you haven’t already, download our grant application.

Do you have more questions? Contact our church office at 770-227-1671 or officecoj@gmail.com