The Adoption Network Scholarship Program for Birth Mothers

The Adoption Network Law Center Scholarship Program started in an effort to give back to the adoption community and to show support to Birth Mothers who are interested in pursuing higher education.

View Waiting Families

Adoption Network Law Center awards scholarships to Birthmothers in November of each year in honor of National Adoption Month.

* The number of recipients and amounts awarded depend on the available funding in Adoption Network Law Center’s Scholarship Program.
* Recipients and amounts awarded are determined at Adoption Network Law Center’s discretion.
* Scholarships will be made payable directly to the school on behalf of the student.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Applicant must be a Birth Mother
  • Applicant must have been accepted to or must be currently enrolled in college, university, vocational, technical or trade school in the U.S.
  • Video submission must be between 2-8 minutes long and explain how adoption has impacted your life and what your future goals are.

How to Apply

Deadline: August 15, 2021

  • Include Video Link (2 minute minimum) demonstrating or explaining how adoption has made an impact on your life.
  • Videos can be edgy, funny, bold, simple, serious – or anything in between.
  • All videos must be available for viewing on the internet (YouTube or Vimeo preferred) and have a public link to them.

By submitting, you authorize Adoption Network Law Center to use videos and content for educational and/or promotional purposes, which may include: in ANLC newsletters, brochures, website(s), or other social media platforms and/or outlets such as Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.

Thank you for your interest. If you have any questions or comments regarding the Scholarship Program, please email

Past Scholarship Program Recipients

It is Adoption Network Law Center’s hope that its Scholarship encourages all of the recipients to continue in their efforts to earn degrees and be able to pursue careers in their respective fields.

We're here to help.

Get your Free Adoption Packet

Or call us at