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Gift of Adoption Fund Inc

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Causes: Adoption, Children & Youth

Mission: Gift of Adoption inspires adoption by providing grants to qualified parents – giving children who need families a permanent home and a chance to thrive.

Results: More than 4,000children from across the U.S. and around the world adopted into permanent and loving families.

Programs: Adoption Assistance Grants

Community Stories

472 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Amanda V.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption was so great to work with and the application process was thorough and seamless. We were really impressed! We will forever be thankful to Gift of Adoption helping ease some of the burden of our private adoption. Our story was a whirlwind and we're so grateful that Gift of Adoption is a part of it!

Katy C.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Gift of a Adoption was an answer to our prayers! After many years of expensive fertility treatments, we turned to adoption to grow our family. We had no idea how we were going to spend even more money, but we had so much love in our hearts for our future child and couldn't imagine not being parents. We researched different ways to help pay for our adoption, including applying for grants. We didn't get picked for several grants until we heard from Gift of Adoption and were completely shocked and humbled at our award. Some unexpected circumstances made us eligible for even more grant money. Our minds were eased as some of the financial strain adoption can cause was aleviated. We now have our sweet boy and can't imagine life with out him. We are forever grateful for the Gift of Adoption!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption was great to work with. They truest understand the journey all adoptive parents are on and make it easier to complete the process of adoption with their generous awards. I would recommend any adoptive family to seek out the resources of Gift of Adoption.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption was instrumental in helping us complete one of our adoptions.

The staff was friendly and helpful for us throughout the application process, which was extremely accelerated because it was a sibling adoption for which we had not been preparing financially.

I'm so thankful that we were selected to receive one of the grants to close the funding gap so our adoption could proceed successfully.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We cannot say enough about the gift of adoption! They came through at a really key time of our adoption process. It was literally down to the wire when they connected with us about being approved for the adoption. Because of their generosity, we were able to bring our son Thomas home. To say that this grant was life-changing would be an understatement. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! This grant was very literally life-changing for us and our son.

2 Holly B.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had a great experience with Gift if Adoption. Application was clear and easy. Communication was consistent with the timeline they set, we were never left wondering if it was received or when we were going to hear from them. This help was IMPERATIVE to us growing our family. Not all grant sources are open to LGBQT+ and we are so thankful of Gift of Adoption!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so thankful for Gift Of Adoption helping us cross the finish line to bring these 7 cuties home for good!

1 Amber S.15

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a recipient of a Gift of Adoption grant, I am forever indebted to the generosity of supporters. Without this funding, adopting my son would have been far more difficult for me. Gift of Adoption employees were available when I had questions about grant disbursement requirements. They were also eager to assist me with any concerns I had.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

GOA made it possible for us to become a family. We will be forever grateful for the assistance that was provided. This baby is the greatest joy I have ever known.

1 Robert H.8

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Gift of Adoption Fund was wonderful to work with! The application process was smooth, their staff was helpful, and supported our efforts to adopt our younger daughter, Victoria. She's now 5 months old, active, healthy, and enjoys watching and learning from her big sister.

We highly recommend Gift of Adoption, as part of your adoption journey!

Here's a photo of Victoria, along with her big sister and big cousins!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

They were great to work with. A huge plus that they let us continually update our information instead of replying. Their grant made the financial stress of adoption a whole lot lighter.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The generous Gift of Adoption grant that we received allowed us to unite our adopted sons with their biological sister. Our children will forever be together. Thank you Gift of Adoption for helping us bring home our daughter. We will forever be grateful.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption was not only a huge help for us financially they also were communicative and helpful when it came to the process from start to finish!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption cake through for us in a huge way as we adopted internationally during the Covid pandemic. Because of the pandemic and in-country quarantine requirements out adoption expenses increased significantly. We are forever thankful for the blessing of Gift of Adoption. The grant helped us proceed with our adoption during a very difficult year. Everyone we encountered along the way was extremely kind and we felt truly wanted to help get these kiddos home. We cannot thank you enough.

1 Jesse Herold Wiens C.

Client Served

Rating: 4

GOA Fund is rare in the adoption world - a grant-making foundation that doesn't only serve Christian families. Given the high cost of adoption, we are so grateful that GOA exists for the rest of us. What exceeded our expectations is that they don't ask adopting families to fill out excessive amounts of paperwork simply to be eligible for a potential grant. When adopting, one already has to fill out mounds of paperwork. It's such a relief not to have to fill out another gigantic packet to apply to GOA. They make the process streamlined and straightforward. Thanks GOA!

1 Lindsay P.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption was amazing to work with! With their help, we were able to bring home our son Wyatt. They provided excellent communication and opportunity each month we were waiting to be matched to apply for a grant. Everyone I spoke with has been wonderful and quick to respond when I had questions. We had a 2 week stay in Arizona before we could bring our son home to MS and this grant provided much relief to be able to pay the remaining fees we had to our adoption agency. I will always sing their praises and spread the word to any families waiting to adopt.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This wonderful organization help make my adoption dream come true. Most organizations do not provide support based on income and single status. There are so many barriers that keep people from participating in the adoption process and this organization is helping. There are very responsive in all communication.. Thanks and Thanks this organization needs more funding to provide an even greater impact!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

They were so very helpful and easy to work with. They helped us with a gift towards our daughters adoption and we were so blessed by this! Such wonderful staff and a great nonprofit!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing! Gift of Adoption provided us with much needed financial assistance and helped make the adoption of our son manageable. Nobody should be prevented from becoming parents because they cannot afford the exorbitant costs associated with adoption in this country. Thankfully, we found out about GoA (who were every bit as good as advertised) and they helped make our dreams of becoming a family a reality. We cannot thank them enough.

Luke, Kim & Lennox Lister

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were so blessed to have been chosen as recipients of a Gift Of Adoption grant. Their assistance helped us get to our financial goal in order to bring our daughter home.
Their help is changing lives!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are blessed to be adopting a sibling set of three from Haiti! We have finalized our adoption & hope to bring our children home this Fall! GOA has been instrumebtal in helping us in this last leg of our adoption journey! Thank you GOA for your continued work to help bring our family & other families together!

1 Heather L.8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They were GREAT!!!! Super easy and fast!!! If I ever needed anything they were just an email away.

1 Jamie Lee P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The grant I received helped me complete my adoption, and everyone I interacted with was helpful, kind, and professional.

1 Jeff M.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

We truly appreciate the work that gift of adoption does. We were selected for their grant and it was exactly what we needed to be able to move forward with the adoption. Unfortunately, that adoption did not go through, so we were not able to end up using the grant, but we hope that we will be able to have another grant through them and be able to provide a home to a baby. They were wonderful to deal with and their service is of great value to the adoption community.

1 Bobby C.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Absolutely a dream to work with and a huge blessing to our family. Our little girl is in our life thanks to the generosity of Gift of Adoption.

1 BlessedandHighlyFavored

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption made my adoption journey possible. Without the financial assistance I was awarded I would not have been able to even begin the process. My granddaughter was placed in my custody by the courts in 2017. The parents were given one year to complete their case plan and they failed to do so. I then chose not to adopt at that time giving the parents more time to comply and complete their court ordered plan. Still they failed to commit to their promise after having almost four years. I decided it was in the best interest of my granddaughter to move forward with adoption. GOA made the process easy to apply. No long drawn out process, or other hard to meet requirements like some other organizations. Within a short period of time I was notified that I had been chosen to receive a grant. I was so overwhelmed with joy. GOA had no idea what this award meant to me. With the enormous cost of adoption I would have never been able to hire an agency on my own. My deepest appreciation and gratitude to those at GOA who understand the need for financial assistance and make it possible for those seeking to adopt.

Sincerely,

S. Fleming

1 Lisa E.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

This grant has helped complete my family. We are so blessed with a beautiful, sweet baby girl. Thanks for helping make our dream come true. We are so in love and over the moon.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were so blessed to work with Gift of Adoption! They helped so much to reach the funds we needed to adopt our son!

1 Krystle D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

What a wonderful organization. Adoptive families often face so much uncertainty during their process, and it can feel very isolating. Gift of Adoption's heart for vulnerable children shines through in everything they do, from the application process to response times and every communication I've had with them! Their immediate attention to families is so appreciated and uplifting during, what can be, a very difficult journey!
Gift of Adoption's grant award allowed our family to have the remaining funds to fully fund our international adoption without taking on debt, so that we can bring our son home and focus on him and our family. We are so thankful for our family, friends, and organizations like Gift of Adoption that lift up adoptive families with their support!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption helped our family with our adoption! We were so thankful for their help and that they are a resource to help families trying to adopt! Our adoption isn't quite finalized yet, we are leaving this month to pick up our girls, so we can't share pictures just yet.

1 Kelli Weiss G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

With the help we received from Gift of Adoption, we were able to complete an unexpected Adoption rather effortlessly. I would highly recommend this agency to anyone that finds themselves suddenly having to adopt and no extra money to help cover all the court expenses and home checks.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We loved the prayers and support from Gift of Adoption!

1 Nadia M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Nadia. My family adopting 2nd time with in 2 years and we have some financial problems because international adoption is very expensive. We applied for a grants with gift of adoption and received a quick response and encouragement in our journey. People that we talked to were very sweet, helpful and professional. Thank God for everything they do for the families.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This past year gas been a complete whirlwind for our family. We wanted to officially adopt our son but Covid-19 has caused a financial hardship as both my husband and I suffer from reduced salaries and hours at work. My husband has even picked up an extra job driving for a ride-sharing company, but the task to come up with the extra funds so quickly is daunting to say the least. When we looked into Gift of Adoption and noticed there were other families in our same situation, we decided to apply for their grant. The process was seamless and absolutely rewarding. Within a few weeks we were gifted majority of the funds we needed to finish our process. We could never thank this organization enough since they are one of the main reasons we had financial assistance during this difficult time. Our adoption is complete and we have Gift of Adoption to thank for that.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Once we were chosen to be apart of an adoption plan it was a whirlwind and the fees started stacking up quick. We are so grateful the Gift of Adoption Fund was there to supplement some of costs. This sweet baby is our entire world and we are committed to filling our promise to her birthmom to keep her safe and unconditionally loved.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My wife and I are so grateful for Gift of Adoption! It has taken the burden off of us financially for our journey and helped us to prepare mentally and spiritually for this change in our lives. This grant will also help keep us ahead financially post-adoption and allow us to keep savings for our little boy's college fund. This grant has been such a blessing in our lives!

1 Martin H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We received two grants for adoptions from Gift of Adoption Fund which allowed us to bring our girls home! I would highly recommend this great organization!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We were a grant recipient of this organization but more than that, this organization has felt more like a home and community than just a grant making organization. They have followed up with us and stayed in contact with us before and after our grant. I would highly recommend this organization. Thank you Gift of Adoption!

Alove22

Client Served

Rating: 5

He is my son and I am his mom. Oh what joy! I am grateful to GOA for the grant awarded towards my private adoption. The process was a pleasant experience. Excellent customer service, supportive, and a timely response time. The staff I connected with were awesome!! Thank you GOA!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We received our little bundle of joy in April. She was born a NAS baby we felt so blessed. The journey was hard we had to rent an apartment for little over a month to be with her in the hospital while she was treated for drug addiction. This was further compounded by Covid and our bank loan getting cancelled due to possible job instability. We were able to clean out our savings get gifts from friends and family to make the 35000. We had 5000 more to pay off. We were so scared not knowing who else to turn to. We had applied to gift of adoption but didn’t think anything would come of it. So we prayed and had family and friends pray for our baby’s healing and the final payment. Then I got an email from an angel Shaneetra from Gift of Adoption. My wife and I cried our eyes out. It was a grant for the 5000. It was a seemless process she explained everything to us. In the middle of Covid we received the gift of adopting are beautiful baby and it was due to gift of adoption. This organization is a God sent.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Because of the generous grant from Gift of Adoption I was able to realize me dream of motherhood without significant debt. I will always appreciate them for that.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We really enjoyed our process with GOA. They kept us in their funnel from the time we applied until we finalized! That's a long time to keep up with someone and we really appreciated it. When it was time for payment, everythign went smoothly.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing people to work with. Their process is smooth and to the point. They keep you updated each step of the way which is so refreshing. This organization is doing amazing work. I cannot recommend them enough.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This amazing organization made it possible for us to adopt the baby girl that was placed with us from birth. They also sent a beautiful care package for her once everything came through. The staff has been extraordinarily responsive and kind. We love and thank Gift of Adoption from the bottom of our hearts!

Rachel Hiatt A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are extremely grateful for Gift of Adoption! They helped lighten the financial load of our adoption. They were quick to respond to our questions and they communicated about the status of our application frequently. We appreciated how clear they were and their heart for adoption!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The generous Gift of Adoption grant that we received allowed us to bring our two children home from Eastern Europe while the world was in the Covid crisis. Thanks to Gift of Adoption we now have a teen son and his biological sister. They can remain together and now have a family that they belong to. We are beyond blessed to be their parents and a part of their story. Thank you Gift of Adoption for your part in changing ALL of our lives for the better!

Maria H.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were struggling financially to finalize a 7 year process of me, the mother, trying to complete a step-parent adoption of my husbands biological daughter whom had been abandoned by her biological mother. The courts kept giving us the run around and the process was drawn out so long and drained us financially. Thanks to Gift of Adoption we were finally able to finish the process and my daughter is now legally mine and we finally feel safe and more complete.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The application process was clear and easy. The grant that they awarded me allowed me to adopt my daughter. They have been helpful and have been prompt.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of adoption is an amazing group that helped us fund the adoption of our little boy! They kept us informed on the process and let us know if we needed any more information and the follow-up after the funding was amazingly smooth. Highly recommend to anyone looking for some help to find their adoption.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so grateful for GOA, they have helped us bridge the financial gap, to bring home our little boy! We are so in love.

Jacqui M.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was recently awarded an adoption grant from this organization, Gift of Adoption.

Without their(your) aid, this adoption process would have been much more challenging. As a single mama, this gift enabled me to bring my daughter home!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Having the little bit of extra from Gift of Adoption helped us be more at ease with the process and worry less about money and more about our newborn. They were very interested in helping us build our family and make sure we did it all ethically. They really stand for the love of adoption and we are so grateful for their help!

Michelle Z.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

If it wasn't for this non for profit gift of adoption I would have not been able to bring home my baby girl Ezra at 7 weeks old she has multiple health issues and she such a happy baby. I am truly Bless that gift of adoption help me and will be forever Grateful for their generosity. May God Bless.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent experience! I HIGHLY recommend!!! Out of our entire adoption this was the easiest part in working with Gift of Adoption! They made us feel like a part of their family!!! Thank you Gift of Adoption! We will forever refer people to you!!!! :)

Client Served

Rating: 5

GOA was a wonderful. They made the application for a grant more simple then other places. Whenever I needed assistance they were ready to help with my needs. We can't thank them enough for their financial assistance in the adoption of our baby.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption helped my husband & I be able to adopt our son by providing us with a generous grant. Without the help of GOA, we likely wouldn’t have been able to finance our adoption in time, as we were matched fairly quickly after completing our home study. GOA saved the day & send the grant directly to our adoption agency. All of the staff we spoke with at GOA were so kind, compassionate, & lovely! The application process was smooth & didn’t feel as invasive as some of the other agencies we applied to for assistance. GOA was by far the best of all the nonprofits we communicated with during our journey towards adoption! It’s impossible to put in to words the gratitude in our hearts for GOA’s help in bringing home our son Arlo. Our lives have been forever changed thanks to the wonderful people at Gift of Adoption & all their wonderful staff, board, & donors! It’s unfortunate that the high expense of adoption prevents some couples from following their dreams to become parents. Gift of Adoption helped make our dream come true, & we are now the proudest parents of this little bundle of pure joy!!!

Melissa B.14

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption is the BEST! Adoption is costly and they take away some of the financial burden. They are very easy to work with and the turn around time is exceptional. I cannot say enough good things about this organization. They have helped me with the final costs in THREE adoptions now. They help EVERYONE with no restrictions.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was skeptical at first of Gift of Adoption only because we had not heard of them and found them through an online search. We were looking for additional grant funds as our adoption switched from adopting one child to a sibling group. Besides the added expenses with switching to two children instead of one, we were also going to travel and bring our children home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic made travel much more logistical challenging and much more expensive. So, I did some research on Gift of Adoption and liked what I read, especially from BBB. Gift of Adoption communicated proactively and was very responsive right from the beginning. They were open and honest with us throughout the process explaining timelines and managing our expectations.

Our need seemed to meet their mission and we granted just what we needed to get our children home at the right time. We would have made it work somehow without Gift of Adoption but exactly how we do not know. Gift of Adoption allowed us to not scrounge and worry at the last moment, but instead allowed us to focus on our growing family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had already spent a great deal of money on the adoption process and we were just about tapped out. Thanks to the Gift of Adoption Fund Inc, we were awarded enough money to finish paying for our attorney fees and complete our adoption with ease. It was a simple process and they were a huge gift for us in the end.

ElspethBlayney

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption is a wonderful, caring non-profit that helped us reach our goals and blessed us so much!!!

We were surprised by a phone call asking us to adopt a baby girl January 24th, 2020. At this time we thought that we would have weeks to file for Grants as the she was not due for 5 weeks.

However, Two days later, we received the news that our daughter had been born and we were asked how quickly could we arrive to the hospital. A few hours and driving through a blizzard later, we found ourselves holding our beautiful newborn daughter. We would go on to spend the next 11 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the Providence Alaska Medical Center.

With the sudden placement our concerns were all financial. We knew in our hearts that we were meant to adopt her, but our hopes of receiving many grants were soon dashed as we learned of a specific condition that nearly every grant had. They mandate that the child could not be placed with the adoptive family prior to the time of application. With most adoptions this is not an issue as the process is much slower and the adoptive family has the opportunity of applying for help while awaiting a match. Given our extreme circumstances with such a quick placement of our daughter into our care, we unknowingly blew right through this time frame.

Thankfully there was one grant (Gift of Adoption Fund inc.) that did not have this requirement, and we applied. The day we found out that we received the Grant, we reached our goal. Needless to say there was much rejoicing in the Blayney Home.

Our court date is in just a few days and we are eternally grateful for the assistance that Gift of Adoption Fund has given us. We highly recommend Gift of Adoption Fund Inc. The process was fairly painless and once we were approved the agency received the funds promptly!

We look forward to sharing our very positive experience with Gift of Adoption Fund with all the families who express a heart for adoption. God Bless You All!
~Elspeth Blayney

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption helped our dreams of becoming a family come true! Thank you gift of adoption for choosing us to be a grant recipient. We will be forever thankful!

1 Becky Klein H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption provided us with a generous grant to help fund our adoption of a 16 year old boy from Honduras. It was a very easy application process. The staff is very kind.

Benjamin F.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption was a God send for us! The grant they gave us was instrumental in being able to come up with the much needed funds to complete the adoption of our two children from Bulgaria. Without it, we would not have been able make the travel arrangements as quickly as we did. With the challenge of COVID-19 and not having a lot of success with fundraising, this grant was exactly what we needed, at the time we needed it. Thank you Gift of Adoption!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of adoption helped us enormously in our journey to bringing our son home. We are so grateful!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption helped us make our dream of growing our family through adoption a reality. After years of paying for infertility treatments, a disrupted adoption, and a second adoption match of a medically fragile child during the COVID-19 pandemic, we were financially drained. We thought we may not be able to make the adoption of our son a reality. Thanks to the wonderful team at Gift of Adoption we were able to get the last funds we needed to bring our son home. The team was great to work with and made our dreams come true!

Joab F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption helped us adopt our little girl this year! I love how they are focused on the child and want to help the children at risk of going to foster care or those with the greatest need. They are one of the most professional and transparent grants we have worked with.