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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 1,000 children from across the U.S. and around the world adopted into permanent and loving families.

Programs: Adoption Assistance Grants

Community Stories

199 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Less than a year ago God laid it on our hearts to open our home to an orphan with Down Syndrome. Our 8 year old son has Down Syndrome and we read about the Bamboo Project started about 3 years ago to find homes for the "unadoptable" orphans in China with Down Syndrome. The number of obstacles to adoption, especially the financial made it seem impossible that we could ever adopt! We learned it would cost close to $35,000 but decided to move forward and trust God to provide.
After an amazing amount of paperwork, approvals, fundraisers and grant applications, we are thrilled to say that by the end of January we brought home the sweetest, most precious little girl from China. She lights up our already very busy home! God has provided over and abundantly what we ever could have imagined, Our hearts are forever grateful for Gift of Adoption and all of you who gave so generously to help us completely cover the expenses of the adoption. Thank you for caring enough for the precious children so they can be part of a family. It is such a joy to watch our daughter's great excitement as she experiences things she has never done before such as playing out in the snow today and going for a sled ride. Watching these orphans transform in so many ways once they are in the loving care of a family is absolutely beautiful. Thank you Gift of Adoption!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family is so thankful to Gift of Adoption as they helped us to be able to fully pay for our adoption. Already a family of four it was tough to continue to save money on two teachers salaries while knowing the calling that was also placed on our family. We dove in last Spring and started raising money and were chosen to be a special, sweet little girls family. At the very end Gift of Adoption was there and blessed us with the exact amount we needed to make it all work out. They were excited with us and very timely!! We are so thankful for our family of five.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption Fund awarded us a grant of $5,000, and without that gift, I don't know how we would have paid for the expenses of the adoption of our two children (ages 2 and 6) from an orphanage in Haiti. We are so thankful for Gift of Adoption Fund, and for the way they have helped to make this possible.
-Nathan & Sandy Musgrave
Archer, Nebraska

Ruth Ziesmer B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so grateful for the grant from Gift of Adoption! They gave us just the encouragement and help we need to persevere in the completion of our adoption of our second son from Ethiopia. Thank you!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are forever grateful to GOAF. Everything happened so quickly we were short funds. It was nice to have an email address where we could notify them our adoption got kicked into high gear and with their help we were able to start our family and keep a 2 year old boy with the most infectious laugh out of foster care. GOAF's application process was outlined very nicely. They kept us informed throughout the review process. Thank you GOAF! You made a life changing difference in our life and we look forward to helping others some day and paying it forward!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Incredible organization with top notch service. Exceeded expectations. Professional and friendly.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were very blessed to receive a grant with Gift of Adoption! They are wonderful, and they do so much to help adoption around the world. We truly appreciate all they are doing for adoption.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were very blessed by our experience with Gift of Adoption! The application was easy to complete, and the wait was not long at all compared to most other adoption grants. We especially appreciated the option to send a personal e-mail with more details about our story right before our application was reviewed - it made us feel like they cared very much about our family's needs and how they could help. We were awarded a generous grant that completed the funding of our adoption agency fees!

Mikkicurn96

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of adoption was a tremendous blessing for my husband and me. The grant we were awarded will assist us in beginning our family. We are truly thankful for the kindness and generosity of Gift of Adoption. Thank you.

Marinda W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This grant has been an incredibly huge blessing for us!! Money is a very real hurdle in the adoption process and we were amazed and encouraged that we were awarded this grant!!! We can not wait to get levi home with us!! Thank you so much !!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so thankful that we have been selected for a grant! It is a tremendous help and financial relief! It is also another sign that we are guided and protected in our adoption journey and that we and our son are meant to become a family! Thank you so much!!!

Ant.jen.g

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption is such a blessing! We are so thankful to them for helping us through financial support to become a forever family. We hope to have our son home next February. We have done as many fundraisers as we can squeeze in but to receive this grant elevates the financial burden. Gift of Adoption has been wonderful to work with and we look forward to one day being donors to help other families.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

It is not an exaggeration to say that we could not have done this without the generosity of Gift of Adoption. They were professional, helpful and, and walked with us the entire way, helping to close the gap between what we had and what we needed.

Kamilla O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

SO SO SO grateful for the grant we received to send our dossier to country! We are now in the final steps but we could not have done it without them!! Thank you!!!

Andrea159

Client Served

Rating: 5

We recently received a grant from GOA and it's been a huge blessing to our family! We are now fully funded and will be traveling to China next month to bring home our precious daughter.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so very grateful for Gift of Adoption! We were given a grant by GOA for our recent adoption of a 9 year old boy from China. Without wonderful people like GOA we likely would not have been able to complete our adoption. Gift of Adoption was so wonderful to work with and we are very thankful for them!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My wife and I have been married for over 20 years. We have attempted all the traditional methods of conceiving a child and even went as far as using science and medical procedures to become pregnant to an avail. Late 2015 we discussed our options and decided we would try the clinic one last time however God had a different plan for us. On New Years eve we were approached by our pastor who inquired if we would ever consider adoption? Without hesitation we both responded "Of Course". A week later we would meet the birth parents, hear their story and begin our journey to becoming the parents that we had set out to become. 6 months later we would bring home our daughter, perfect in every way. This little girl changed my life in ways I had not even though of. My plans that were set in stone for the future now being discarded, redeveloped or eliminated all together. A friend of my wife had informed her about your agency and knowing that legal assistance is not affordable for most everyone, us included, we applied. The funds that this organization granted us toward our legal fees is beyond a blessing. Anyone who has been through an adoption process knows the emotions that are involved. You start your journey in hopes of the perfect outcome however there are hurdles to jump, yards of red tape, etc. and even the slightest help from someone really makes a massive difference. We brought our angel home on May 31 and were then complete. Through the efforts of our Pastor, our Attorney, our Families, Friends and Gift of Adoption Fund we were able to adopt this precious little girl which we thought we may never have. Our baby has bonded with both my wife and I in ways we couldn't have imagined. Her bright smiling face is the first thing I want to see when I wake every morning and when we put her to bed at night. I am truly blessed to have this opportunity and I am honored that Gift of Adoption Fund Inc. chose to help us during our journey to becoming this babies Mom and Dad. Working with your agency was honestly one of the more positive and easier processes that we have conquered during our 6 month journey. Again Thank You. Blessings.
The Richards Family (Dad, Mom + New Baby = Complete)

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so very thankful for the grant Gift Of Adoption gave us! They were very professional and very kind!! They made our adoption possible as we are older adoptees and are feeling very,very blessed!!! Donald(Jeff) and Connie Laney

Jacqueline38

Client Served

Rating: 5

The people at Gift of Adoption were kind and professional with all communication and, most importantly, they generously responded to our need at the very end of our adoption! Thanks to GOA, we will be boarding a plane to China in less than 4 weeks to bring home our son. We are so thankful!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption was extremely generous with helping us adopt a beautiful baby girl this year. They agreed to support us financially with adoption expenses, which was crucial for making our placement possible. I have a lot to be thankful for from GOA