Information for Couples

Information for Couples

General Considerations

CouchmanNickLauraSacred Selections is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to provide the financial means to fund adoptions for Christian couples committed to opening their hearts and lives for children in need of loving homes. In the interest of the foundations mission and in respect to those generous donors who share in this mission through their contributions, Sacred Selections requests your cooperation and relies on your integrity in the completion of these disclosure documents.

Sacred Selections Grants are given to married couples who are
members of Non institutional, Non instrumental, Conservative Churches of Christ.

Sacred Selections will hold grant decisions until all of the requested financial documents are received.

Sacred Selections is also sensitive to the protection of your privacy regarding the information contained in these documents. None of the financial information you submit is shared with any person(s), institution or organization outside of the foundation.

All documents are kept in a secure location at the foundation and no one other than board members are allowed access to them. Generally documents are not returned. One the board members determine there is no reason for the documents to be retained they are securely disposed of, insuring your continued privacy.

Sacred Selections welcomes your telephone calls or e-mails to if you have any further questions or concerns regarding privacy.


Tax Returns: 
Copies of last two (2) years Federal Tax returns
Current Salary:
Copies of last three (3) months pay stubs. (Please include all employers, from both spouses if applicable)

Financial Information

Current Salary
Copies of last three (3) months pay stubs. (Please include all employers, from both spouses if applicable)
Other Sources of Income
Investments, CDs, rentals, gifting, etc. Any and all sources of regular income. Specify by amount received annually.
Personal Bank Account(s)
Please be conscientious to include ALL accounts. Include Bank Name and branch location. Submit copies of last 12 months bank statements for each account.
Personal Savings Account(s)
Include all accounts. Include Bank Name and branch location. Submit copies of last 12 months bank statements for each account.
Other Investments
Mutual funds, CD’s, Money Market funds, Bonds, Life Insurance policies with cash value. 401k, IRA’s or SEP’s.
Real Estate
Personal residence (only if you own your home) List current home equity, approximate market value and loan balance. List any investment real estate (number and type only)
Make, model, year. Financing type, if any, as well as current loan (or lease) amount.
Credit Cards
Type and balance for all, as well as credit limit(s).
Other personal loans
Type and balances. Include second mortgages, or insurance loans student loans, family or friend loans, personal loans, etc.
Current Monthly Income
Include employment and passive income sources
Current monthly expenses
List by category. Mortgage(s), car payments, credit card(s), utilities, health insurance, etc.
Reference letters / recommendations
Include a letter from the following: All of the elders and the preacher(s) at the congregation of which you are a member, two friends, and two family members.

What the letter of recommendation should include

Your Story
An overview about yourself, your interest in adoption, why you are requesting a grant, any history or experience with adoption or the process and what "your story" should include
Home Study
A copy of the completed home study

A request from the Sacred Selections board.

The board members rely upon your personal integrity in the completeness and accuracy of the information contained in these documents.

Thank you very much.

Ready to Apply?

Please download the Sacred Selections Personal Information document for instructions on how to apply for Financial Aid in your adoption process.

If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact us. When you are ready to mail in your application, please use the following address.

Sacred Selections
4144 Shores Road
Murfreesboro, TN 37128

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