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OPEN ARMS

Open Arms


APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE NOW!
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OPEN ARMS GUIDELINES
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Applicants must submit all required documents in one mailing and must be received by the designated due date.

For more information, please download the provided forms.


The Big Whit 77 Foundaiton believes that every child deserves a loving and supportive home. Open Arms offers financial grants to families going through the adoption process. it is important to us that those families who are called to adoption are not turned away because of the overwhelming cost. Applicaions are accepted twice a year and finacial grants are offered in the Fall and Spring.

We are excited to bring this new opportunity to families in Ouachita and Lincoln parishes. Please the visit website for the application. The Big Whit Foundation is excited to have the opportunity to assist families with thier dream of adoption by offering 2 financial grants per year






SECOND OPEN ARMS GRANT AWARDED!

The Big Whit foundation is blessed to be able to award our second Open Arms grant to Cindy Johnson. Cindy is a grandmother who has tirelessly fought to protect her granddaughter, Brianna, and provide her with a loving, stable and supportive home. Since being in Ms Johnson's care, Brianna has thrived

The foundation awarded Ms. Johnson a $2500 grant that helped with the attorney and court cost and allowed her to move forward with the adoption to secure Brianna into a permanent home.

We are excited to bring this new opportunity to families in Ouachita and Lincoln parishes. Please the visit website for the application. The Big Whit Foundation is excited to have the opportunity to assist families with thier dream of adoption by offering 2 financial grants per year.



"God Bless the Big Whit 77 Foundation, and thank you for your help with Brianna's adoption!! It was a wonderful surprise today at out Lawyer (Stephen Jefferson) I have to tell you when we walked in I wasn't sure what was going on but GOD is GREAT! and Thank you for working for him"

- Cindy Johnson






FIRST OPEN ARMS GRANT AWARDED!

Our family receiving the first ever Open Arms grant from the Big Whit 77 foundation is an honor that can hardly be put into words.

The kind and gracious hearts of all involved in this decison has made a memory that will last forever with our family! Thank you to the Big Whit 77 foundation, Andrew and Melissa Whitworth, and everyone else involved in this decision.

Your generosity will live forever in our hearts, and be with us in every milestone along the way as our family grows from now on! I would strongly urge anyone who is going through the adoption process to apply for the grant and the generous act that the Big Whit 77 foundation graciously offers.

"Thank you Big Whit from our entire family, and espically from or newest member, Kensingten!"


- Cassidy Riley