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Gift of Adoption Fund Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

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 2,200 children from across the U.S. and around the world adopted into permanent and loving families.

Programs: Adoption Assistance Grants

Community Stories

375 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Christie B.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift Of Adoption helped me bring home my little girl! I am so grateful for their generosity! She has been home 6 weeks now and I cannot imagine life without her!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption was extremely supportive through the adoption process and made it possible for us to bring our baby girl home!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption made it possible for my husband and me to adopt Ethan. This grant was easy to apply for and allowed us to be relieved of some of the financial stress of adoption. Once we were matched with our birth mom and awarded the grant we were able to focus on preparing for baby Ethan. Everyone we worked with at Gift of Adoption was very helpful and explained the process so we knew what to expect in each step of applying for the grant. We are very grateful for our grant award!

2 Risa Wilhite G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you gift of adoption for helping us bring home our daughter! After years of not getting pregnant we knew that adoption was 100% the right path for us. We knew our child was out there waiting for us. But we needed help with the high cost. You were there and helped make this dream a reality. We can't thank you enough for helping us complete our family!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thankful for this grant and the people behind it who work so hard to ensure that adoption finance hurdles are overcome! Our family will be forever grateful!

1 Jake P.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so thankful for the help we received from Gift of Adoption. We budgeted for one child and ended up adopting a second on short notice! The staff were very clear about the timeline from application to approval and made themselves readily available throughout the process. Getting funds released was painless as well. I'm so glad I applied, and I hope to partner again in the future!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5


When you are adopting a child, it can be an overwhelming experience! People tell you about grants, but you have no idea which ones to apply for, or how you will make it all work out. It is an incredibly vulnerable thing to send off information on your home study and ask people who don't even know you to give money so you can bring your child home! Gift of Adoption handled this process so professionally and courteously! And above all, they granted us money! Of all the myriad of grants to which we applied, they were the only ones who awarded us. It has been such a blessing, as it literally will pay the orphanage fee that we would not have been able to pay without it! The staff in emails have been so nice and genuinely seem to care about our adoption, which also goes a long way! We are so blessed that people give to this nonprofit, and that they have in turn given to us! Our beautiful and perfect son will be coming home in three weeks, thanks to Gift of Adoption!!

1 Kim Ruble P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was hesitant to apply for a grant that had an application fee. However, at the advice of our agency, we did apply for a grant from Gift of Adoption, and they were amazing!!! They were so quick to reply and to help us meet our need in bringing our boys home. THANK YOU, Gift of Adoption for making the process painless and worth our time to apply!

1 Cyndi R.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Having adopted internationally twice, the first for a sibling set of three older children and the second time for one older child I have applied to my share of charities. Gift of Adoption was by far the easiest to apply for and the friendliest and easiest to deal with throughout the process and in funding. Any adoption requires immense amount of paperwork, international also adds in dealing with immigration and their appointments and paperwork. It's crazy. What is even more crazy is a charity requiring 15-27 pages of paperwork to participate. I actually found a charity that required a 17 page application for a $500 grant. They wanted information that even my homestudy didn't require. Adoptive parents are already stretching themselves in so many ways it can be so frustrating/discouraging to discover the requirements to get help. I so appreciate that GOA so obviously wanted to help and wasn't going to require me to do a crazy amount of paperwork to get that help. I highly recommend GOA and am so grateful they helped up bring home our daughter. She is a blessing and is fitting in and learning what it means to be in a family and be loved.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption is an awesome organization with awesome people. They are very efficient. They will go out of their way to assist you with your adoption. Even if grant funding is not available at the headquarters they will reach out to the closest chapter to your geographical location to see if they can assist.

Thank you for all you do! keep up the great work.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption did so much to help us bring out daughter home. Without the kindness and generosity of the donors of Gift of Adoption our Leah may not have made it home. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

1 Brian T.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption Fund Inc was a joy to work with! Easy process that made sense and wasn't over the top. Great responsiveness any time I reached out with a question. They were professional and did amazing work! Thank you!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

GoA was such an incredible experience for us! As first time parents, the adoption world was brand new to us, and after experiencing our own version of the roller coaster, we were so excited to bring home our baby girl. At the same time we had lost thousands of dollars to scams and disruptions throughout our journey, and so having a safe, thorough, and smooth organization to apply to made us feel safe and that our finalization was possible.

1 Casandra W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We applied for multiple upon multiple grants and Gift of Adoption is the only one that had mercy on us. We adopted our precious two under two with very little notice and were not prepared as we would have been if it had been the predicted 18 months. We will never forget the kindness and generosity shown to us by the Gift of Adoption. We look forward to the day we can return the favor.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoptions grants us $3,000 to help us pay for our adoption. Our Birth mom was a drug user and had already had our daughter when we met the birth mom. Our daughter, because of the Lord alone, is completely healthy and the happiest baby in the world. She is our biggest blessing and we thank the Lord for maker her for us!

1 Jaclyn S.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so grateful that we were considered for a grant. We were very ready to accept, until our adoption disrupted sadly. However the organization was super genuine and kind and asked us to resubmit once matched again. We definitely will and pray we get selected again in order to help us as we lost so much during the first 2 disruptions that occurred within months of each other. I'm thankful for an opportunity to apply and be offered to resubmit. They are a great foundation.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so thankful for Gift of Adoption Fund! We were getting ready to finish up our adoption and still had a large amount of travel expenses to cover in order to go pick up our children. Gift of Adoption Fund helped us in a huge way and their generous gift helped us be able to cover our remaining expenses! We are so grateful for them partnering with us to bring our two kids home!

1 David W.9

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for the incredible generosity you have displayed. It has been a tremendous blessing and help for us and bringing our son home, and every day we reap the benefits of your generosity as Calvin learns new things and brings joy to so many people in our lives, at our church, and in our neighborhood.

Our entire experience with gift of adoption was a wonderful one. You all were incredibly gracious, and it's beautiful to see how much you care about helping those who need a forever family.

-David and Emily

1 Ellen Scott F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our experience so far has been wonderful! The forms were not difficult to fill out. The responses and communications from Gift of Adoption have kept us informed of the process at each step along the way. The gift that was then awarded to us literally shocked us by it's generosity! We are involved in an adoption social community that are equally overjoyed at the results and many that we know who are in the process of adoption also plan to reach out to Gift of Adoption.

Thank You So Much and May God Bless You All,

Scott & Ellen Faulkner

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our experience with Gift of Adoption was quite simply, amazing. The assistance they provided us was invaluable. The application process was clear and concise. Communication was always prompt and positive. We had an amazing experience working with them and are forever grateful for their help!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption was great to work with! The process was stress free and easy for me and my family. The staff was fantastic to work with and was always prompt with any questions that we had! We would highly recommend Gift of Adoption to any family who is adopting!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our application process was easy and assistance was very readily available when we had questions. Each encounter came with such positive and encouraging advice.

1 Eric H.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is an amazing charity with a heart for adoption! We have received two grants from this organization for our two adoptions of siblings in 2017 and 2018. Amelia and Sam are precious little children who deserve a family and a home that is safe and loving. We are grateful to have them as part of our family forever. Gift of Adoption has helped us make that dream a reality. From the depth of our hearts, THANK YOU!

1 Eric J M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They were so easy to work with, and an immeasurable support in allowing us to complete our adoption.

1 David H.10

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Gift of Adoption staff were awesome and did everything they could to help us through our process even if it was things that was not directly related to the grant. They were awesome and helped in many ways. There are an amazing group.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We still needed to raise the last bit of money for our adoption agency fees to allow us to adopt our little girl who was placed into our home in January 2019. Gift of Adoption generously provided the exact amount needed to help cover the final adoption expenses. We are eternally grateful for this organization and the vital part they have in our adoption story!

2 Lindsey T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so very thankful to Gift of Adoption for helping to bring our sweet boy home. Our process was quicker than we expected and so it was hard to keep up financially and receiving the generous grant from GOA was vital to us being able to travel to India as soon as possible and be united with our son. I am so thankful for their heart for vulnerable children around the world and their commitment to partner with families to make the staggering number of orphans decrease one child at a time.

1 Christy F.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption allowed us to bring our precious 12-year-old daughter home from Costa Rica. Without their support, this would have not been possible. We thank God and GOF with all of our hearts! ❤️

1 Allyn C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of adoption was absolutely essential to helping us adopt our son Rowan. They are so thoughtful with their application process and we appreciated how much communication we received from them. We felt very supported from GOA even more than the financial help we were given--they truly care about the children they are helping! We are so thankful for the gift they gave to us and for caring for Rowan and our entire family throughout this process.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption was easy to work with, generous, kind, and honest.

1 Erica E.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I have been married for eleven years, but even when we were dating, we discussed our dreams and desires for a family, and adoption was something God had placed on both of our hearts. We were selected by an expectant mother in late December 2018. Our son was born five weeks early on January 31, 2019. After a short NICU stay, we brought him home February 5, 2019, and his adoption finalization hearing was May 30, 2019. Our hearts are overflowing with love and joy.
I cannot say enough about Gift of Adoption (GOA) and its grant application process. The communication throughout was fantastic. When we initially applied, we had not been selected by an expectant mother, so instead of denying our application, GOA simply delayed reviewing it - for which we were so grateful! Then, after we experienced a heartbreaking failed adoption, GOA simply put our application back into circulation for review, and once we were selected, the committee decided to leave our grant in place! (I cried when we read the email!) There are not enough words to express our gratitude to Gift of Adoption.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Fantastic organization, helped us tremendously with our adoption grant request. Very easy to contact, they were always quick to respond and we will pay it forward to help fund their organization so they can continue to assist couples looking to adopt moving forward.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had no idea where we would get the money to adopt. All we knew was that God wanted us to do it. God was faithful as always in providing what we needed, and a big part of that came through GOAF. Thank you so much.

1 Erin O'Bryant M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption helped us adopt our daughter from China! What a blessing she is! We are forever grateful for Gift of Adoption’s assistance in one of the greatest journeys of thanks on which we’ve ever been!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption is incredible. Adoption can feel so out of reach for a few reasons but with Gift of Adoptions help we were able to start a family. We are so grateful and know that they played a role in helping us begin our lives as parents to our baby boy.

1 Bethany W.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption Fund is amazing! In June, my husband and I received notification that we were awarded a grant, the amount, and a detailed email with exactly what we needed to do in order to receive the funds. At birth, our birthmother changed her mind and our adoption was disrupted. When I notified Gift of Adoption of the disruption they were so nice and professional. They explained exactly what I needed to do once we get re-matched and it sounds just as easy and organized as the initial process.

1 Mike S.11

Client Served

Rating: 4

Any family that goes through the adoption process has a story. Most stories are filled with many struggles and hardships. It isn't always an easiest road to take, but its worth it. The biggest hurdle for any family in the process is the financial difficulty it takes to go through the adoption process. Having great non-profits like Gift of Adoption is necessary to help couples grow their family. I can't thank Gift of Adoption fund enough for joining our journey to bring our beautiful twin girls home. Thank you Gift of Adoption!

1

Client Served

Rating: 4

Gift of Adoption awarded my husband and I a grant to help us adopt our sweet baby boy. It is so touching to be helped by people we have never met. The application process was clear, with helpful reminders, and the staff were compassionate. Having applications reviewed monthly (rather than quarterly like many grant organizations) was helpful since our match and placement happened quickly.

Robyn Trevor K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We applied for, and were awarded, a $3,500 grant through Gift of Adoption. It was an extensive grant application process - but it paid off and ended up being an incredible blessing in helping to cover the costs of bringing our son home from India. One week before we were due to pick up our son, Vivan, we found out he was in the ICU. We immediately flew to his side, and sadly he passed away. We spent the next 7 weeks in-country going through the entire adoption process all over again for our second son, Noah. This was a huge, unforeseen devastation and expense. Thanks to organizations and donors like GOA, we were able to cover all of the costs. Our son still came home! We will be forever grateful!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so incredibly thankful for Gift Of Adoption! Because of the generous grant they awarded us, we were able to finish the funding of our adoption and bring home 4 Ukrainian (teenage) siblings!

The adoption process can be very overwhelming, but being blessed with a grant from GOA helped encourage us and bring us to the 'finish line!'

Thank you GOA!

2 Billy Melissa M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a 15 year old boy from Europe. Looking at the total cost of international adoption can seem impossible. But we trusted that if this was God’s will, he would make they way. Well he did!! And part of that way was through Gift of Adoption!!! This organization really does care about children finding families. They want to unload some of the financial burden to make it happen! Thanks to GOA, almost our entire last trip was covered to finalize our adoption!! We are SO very thankful to GOA for helping us bring our son home!! We highly recommend this nonprofit to anyone seeking assistance for adoption. Thank you GOA!!!❤️❤️❤️

1 Santor F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We applied for a Gift if Adoption grant with our first adoption and got word we received the grant on our flight over to pick up our son in 2010. We were a little worried about the application fee, but decided it would help someone's adoption whether it was ours or not. We were super thankful to receive the grant.

Then we applied for another grant with our second adoption. Due to some issues with adoptions in Peru, we had to change countries. This prolonged our adoption process. Our application expired by the time we got our referral. The process between referral and bringing our daughter home was super quick. Gift of Adoption not only waived the fee to renew our application, but they also allowed us to email it in so they could get our application in on time. We received a grant again to bring home our daughter this year, 2019.

1 Gretchen R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The organization has been great! They allowed us to apply more than once, which allowed us more time to be matched with a child. Once we were matched with sweet Amelia Joy, they sent us to the review committee. They were prompt and very generous. We would definitely recommend them to other adoptive families.

1 Amanda B.15

Client Served

Rating: 5

Words can not express how grateful we are for Gift of Adoption. We recently adopted 2 beautiful girls from Africa and had come to the point that we just didn't know how to pay for the final steps. Thanks to Gift of Adoption we were able to hop on a plane and head to Africa!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption is an amazing organization that has helped us adopt three siblings from foster care. Their generous funds granted to us allowed us to reduce our personal adoption loans and bring them into our home. They have been supportive, encouraging, kind, and very responsive throughout the whole process. I recommend Gift of Adoption to any adoptive adoptive families with unique needs who are looking to grow their family through adoption.

1

Client Served

Rating: 4

Through Gift of Adoption, we have been able to adopt our second child from the country of Georgia. Our daughter was born with congenital deformities, so receiving a grant for her adoption has helped us tremendously have the funds we needed to provide her with the medical care she has needed to provide surgeries and eventually fit her with a prosthetic leg so that she can learn to walk. We are extremely grateful to Gift of Adoption!

1 Lindsey B.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption is a wonderful organization committed to helping children find forever homes by providing financial aide and other resources to families going through the adoption process.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption awarded us a grant for the adoption of our daughter a
Aria. They were very easy and great to work with. They are amazing!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption helped us to fina Ave our adoption. This helped my wife stay home and help our new little ones adjust to the change. This would not have been possible otherwise

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of adoption has helped my family beyond measures!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had a great experience with the Gift of Adoption Fund. My wife and I adopted twins from Haiti. We are so excited to have our girls home, but the process of international adoption is incredibly expensive! We applied to the Gift of Adoption Fund for help. The application process didn't take long and we heard from GoA each month telling us that our application had been reviewed. We were notified that we received a $7500 grant, and it came at the perfect time. My wife was granted a maternity leave to help transition, but the leave is unpaid. The check arrived when Shannon's paychecks stopped, and it will replace her lost income. The money has helped us truly relax and enjoy weaving our new children into our family. We are very appreciative!

1 Kathi R.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption came forward in both 2018 and 2019 with sizable grants to help our family adopt teens from Eastern Europe. Without their assistance, we would be scrambling to find the funds necessary to meet the astronomical cost of international adoption, and the children would have aged out and become victims of either human trafficking or the drug trade in their country of birth.

GOA's application process is the most streamlined we have experienced, while the staff is caring, courteous, and genuinely concerned about the experience of the adoptive family. Guidance is only a phone call or email away. Example: the Chief Administrative Officer took a call from a panicked Mama (that would be me) who was literally about to fly to Europe on a pickup trip and immediately liaised with our placing agency to untangle a financial snag that had arisen. We feel very fortunate to have GOA walking alongside us in our adoption journey.

@giftofadoptionfund #GoAdoption

1 Amanda Tellor R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

July 24th2019



Dear Gift of Adoption,

Our family is writing today to show our gratitude. Gift of Adoption has made it possible for us to be able to bring our son home.

Our total process was 555 days. We Knew in our hearts that we were being called to adopt a little boy from China. China was the most important place to us because we know that it is not only difficult but also dangerous to practice Christianity there.

During our period of prayer about adopting, our family visited The Noah’s Ark Encounter, in Kentucky. We were looking at the World map about Christianity. We saw so many “red pins” all over China. The red pins represented 2% of areas of Christianity. That was the moment in this process that pushed us forward and changed our hearts for that area. In that moment we knew our son was going to be from China.

We also knew that the financial part was going to be very difficult. But we felt that if God was calling us to adopt, then somehow, we would be able to come up with the funds. He was going to provide a way if we just stayed faithful. We had multiple fundraisers, but we were still lacking a tremendous amount of funding.

This process seemed very long and had its many ups and downs, but we actively pursued Gods calling on our family. He showed us so many things along the way and we are forever changed due to God’s Grace in our lives. He gave us the faith and strength to show up in obedience. And we are so glad we did.

We have had our son, Beck, home with us now for 3 months and we can’t imagine life without him. We have watched him grow and adjust to his new surroundings and he has been so brave through it all. He has overcome so much already in the short time that he has been with us. He has been a true blessing and he amazes us every day. God sure knew what he was doing when he gave us Beck. He will now be able to freely see what it means to follow Jesus. And we are so excited to share the Gospel with him. We cannot wait to see what God has in store for Becks future here.

After hearing the news of the approval of our grant, our hearts were overjoyed.
There are not enough words to express how grateful we are for this funding. We would like to thank Gift of Adoption for not only helping our family make our adoption a reality, but also thank you for all of the hard work and dedication that you have poured into so many families lives. The work that you are doing is changing these children’s lives for the better in so many ways. Gift of Adoption has been a tremendous blessing for our family.

The Roberts Family

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were so blessed by the financial gift from the Gift of Adoption group! The financial assistance allowed us to bring home our new son from China. We are deeply grateful to Gift of Adoption for helping us change the life of little boy!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted five children through three adoption processes. It was the help of Gift of Adoption that made it possible for my family to grow.
All five of my children have Down syndrome and were abandoned at birth due to the fact they had special needs. Our beautiful children now have a family of their own to love them and stand with them.
We can never express the gratitude we have for the help from Gift of Adoption have to us to bring our children home.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were pursuing an international sibling adoption of three children. We realized that we would need to seek grant assistance for our adoption journey, so we looked for a fund that wanted to help siblings stay together. Gift of Adoption was amazing in that they made the application process so simple! We were kept informed all along the way of the status of our application and were so thrilled when we were approved for a grant! It was so unexpected and amazing to have our grant come just at the right moment. We were stuck overseas for over three months trying to finish the adoption process and would never have been able to finish and come home with our beautiful children without the financial assistance we received from GOA. We are eternally grateful and will always be amazed that what we needed came at just the right time in our adoption process. Thank you GOA.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption was great to work with. Thanks to their generosity, we were able to adopt four siblings from Ukraine in 2017 that otherwise would not have been adopted. We are so grateful to the Gift of Adoption team and all they did for us. They communicated with us regularly throughout the process and have been nothing but professional. I could not recommend GOA more for adoption grants.

1 Alaina C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Easy application process and wonderful communication throughout!
Thankful for all of the help in bringing home our baby girl!!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption was wonderful to work with and helped us reach our fundraising goals. Adoption can be expensive. Our family is so grateful for Gift of Adoption and the gift they provided to be able to bring our son home!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift Of Adoption was a huge blessing in our lives. We applied for an adoption grant to help with the fees of adoption. Alone, adoption fees are high, but our baby was born prematurely and we had a lot of unplanned medical expenses too. We applied for a grant and it was a huge blessing to us. They were great to work with and the disbursement was coordinated through our agency, and we had no problems at all. We couldn't be happier with our new little baby and Gift of Adoption helped make it possible. This is a wonderful organization that can help families grow in wonderful ways.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We received a grant to complete our adoption from India. The application process was well organized and we were informed every step of the way as to what our next step was, what to expect, etc. Good communication, transparent and effective company!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Very easy to work with and a pleasure to have their support. Five star Inc.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Beyond amazing! Cannot say enough kind words to fully express our gratitude toward Gift of Adoption. From the first moments they stood by our side financial, then continued to do so post adoption with community support, and even still by checking in via email. Truly an amazing organization with hearts of Gold. We were able to bring home our son from China thanks to their help!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted two children at once, so the expense was almost double, as well our girls were aging out of the system. It took a lot of grants to accomplish the task and we had to do considerable fundraising. Gift of Adoption cared about our progress, our story, our path, and worked hard on our behalf. They care about the good they are doing, but about the people as well. Thank you so much, Gift of Adoption, we truly could not have done it without each and everyone's support.