Archive for Monday, October 11, 2010

Jim Carr Memorial Fund to help Douglas County families with cost of adoptions

October 11, 2010


The Jim Carr Memorial Fund for Adoption is accepting applications from Douglas County families looking for help with the costs of adopting a child.

The award will cover $1,000 of verifiable adoption costs including the agency fee, country fee and orphanage donation.

Applicants must live in Douglas County and submit a home form compiled by a specially licensed social worker with their application. Both domestic and international adoptions will be considered, as well as private adoptions.

The deadline is Nov. 1. For more information or application materials, visit or contact Marilyn Hull, 843-8727.

The fund was established in 2002 in memory of Jim Carr, a Lawrence firefighter and father of two adopted daughters.


Alice Lieberman 7 years, 4 months ago

I did not know that this fund existed. What a wonderful thing-and a wonderful way to remember this man, who ensured that two little girls got a family.

Steve Jacob 7 years, 4 months ago

Never been a big fan of the "international adoptions".

Flap Doodle 7 years, 4 months ago

Has Madonna staged any more children-shopping trips to Third World contries recently?

mommy24 7 years, 4 months ago

Our family was a recipient of the Jim Carr Adoption Grant and it was a huge blessing to us. It took us 30 months to bring our boy home, but it was well worth it and we are so thrilled to have him finally home! Thanks to the Carr's for helping us bring him home!

homeontherange 7 years, 4 months ago

Children are "children" no matter what country they are from. They all deserve loving parents, shelter and three meals a day. The $1000 grant may help families to adopt and without it may not be able to afford to, whether "international" or domestic. SRJ, have you ever been around "Internationally" adopted children? A child is a child, no matter where they are from!

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