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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

317 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Amanda164

Client Served

Rating: 4

Gift of Adoption helped us meet the last of our expenses - to be able to travel to my daughter's birth country and afford the extended stay. Although I was going to have some leave to take from work, over half of my time gone and the few weeks we spent together on returning to the States were leave without pay. We couldn't be more grateful.

Brittan G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Without the timely grant from Gift of adoption we wound't have been able to adopt our daughter from China. Throughout the process they kept us well informed and distributed our funds when we needed them We give Gift of adoption 5 stars and are very thankful!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were very impressed with everyone at Gift of Adoption! The application was easy and everyone was so nice. We had applied for so many grants to help fund our adoption and had basically given up. We are so very grateful for the help!

Denise103

Client Served

Rating: 5

So.... We adopted a little girl that needed a break. A big one ! We needed her also , she is adorable and the sweetest toddler u EVER met. Honestly ! We have 4 kids biologically and she makes a great 5th! We are so appreciative that we received financial help from this wonderful non profit organization. Gift of adoption ... U rock!

Shawn O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The application process was very easy and the staff were available and courteous when I called with questions. After granting us a gift, they were very proactive in keeping us up-to-date with their organization and how our adoption was such a blessing to them! We felt valued and loved by this organization!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The application process for Gift of Adoption was easy and their staff answered questions in a timely manner. After we received the grant, they worked with us to ensure all our paperwork was complete so that we could get the funds as quickly as possible. We adopted siblings from Bulgaria and the total cost of the adoption (including travel) was more than $55,000, so the Gift of Adoption grant helped us bring our children home without having to take out loans. We would highly recommend Gift of Adoption to any potential clients!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption is a fabulous organization! With their grant, we were able to fly to Thailand and pick our son up. The funds provided the airline tickets we needed and was such an incredible blessing. They were wonderful to work with and were very thorough. We appreciate they way they help adoptive families in such a tangible way!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption has been a great asset to our family!! The peace that we have of knowing that our finalization costs will be covered is incredible. We were unsure of how we were going to pay for these costs, but God provided like He said He would. The process was well instructed and fairly easy to follow, any questions that we had were quickly returned. Our handsome son has been home with us for seven months now and we look forward to everyday that we have with him.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption truly helped us on our journey!!

It was a beautiful introduction to the first day of Fall. The sun was shining, the sky was blue and it was a pleasantly warm day. As my husband dropped us off by the courthouse, I walked into the building hand-in-hand with my girls. My girls. Chloe had never once felt like she didn't belong to me. She had been beautifully placed into our family as if she was always meant to be a part of it. And on this day, we were able to make that feeling become a permanent reality.

Gift of Adoption may not have been directly involved with the legal finalization of our adoption for our daughter, Chloe, but the journey to adopt would not have been completed as quickly without their help. Through the arduous process of filling out countless paperwork and waiting to receive word on whether or not we would be selected to receive grants to assist with the financial burden of our private adoption, Gift of Adoption was in communication with us every step of the way. I never felt like our interactions with them were impersonal. They took the time to contact us, requested updated information, and treated us like our family was unique and special.

Thank you GOA for helping our dream of growing our family become a reality!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Next month I will welcome my little boy into the world. I am so very grateful to Gift of Adoption for the grant of $2500 to help with the extensive costs with the adoption. They have been great to work with and I appreciate the process being very clear. I wouldn't have been able to afford the adoption fees without their help. So excited to finally fulfill my dream of becoming a mom!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Even though our family had been in process and waiting (and saving) for three years, we stil had signifant expenses ahead with an anticipated six week stay in country while waiting for the completion of the adoption/immigration prior to returning home with our two new family members.
After applying for several grants we were simply hoping for some positive response and were blown away by the generous gift. Thank you so much for your blessing on our family.
Today we celebrated our one year anniversary with our 2 youngest family members!
We are blessed and grateful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gift of Adoption helped us become a family! We were fortunate enough to receive an amazing grant from Gift of Adoption which helped us bring our daughter home from China. We are so thankful. They were so understanding and helpful. Amazing organization!

Beth Y.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I were very fortunate to receive an incredible grant from Gift of Adoption this past summer. We applied thinking we would be lucky to get $500 and we were totally shocked when we received a grant in the amount of $7,500. The adoption of our son was very unexpected as we were not looking to adopt another child, though we were contacted out of the blue by our daughter's birth mom saying she had just had a baby boy and wanted us to adopt him. We were given 48 hours by our adoption agency to make up our mind. Our hearts immediately said yes, but our heads said there is no way you can afford this! Thankfully, we listened to our hearts and prayed that somehow, we would find away to make it work out. And by the grace of God, Gift of Adoption provided us with our incredible grant to help us make it happen and bring home our son! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!! We would not have been able to make it work without this incredible gift!

Client Served

Rating: 5

After just completing an adoption of an older child in 2010 we had already begun to feel The Lord calling us adopt again. By early 2013 we had a referral for our second adoption. Feeling overwhelmed by the financial cost we reached out to several adoption grant agencies. We received several rejections but were extremely grateful and blessed to receive a grant from Gift of Adoption. With two required trips overseas, one for our court date and one to bring our new teenage daughter home, the grant from Gift of Adoption was a lifesaver. In addition to the adoption, we had also only recently completed a family move which we were still recovering from. What a tremendous blessing!! I know our family and many other adoptive families would not be able to complete their adoption without help from agencies like Gift of Adoption. Thank you so much to each individual and family that contributes and makes overcoming the financial obstacles a possibility for families like ours who desire to adopt but do not have all the financial resources necessary!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

On March 31, 2014 the referral that we had waited so long for finally arrived. We received a call with a opportunity to adopt a little girl that was 10 months old. We had to make the decision in 2 weeks to accept to decline the referral. We had limited information on her health but we had many resources to seek medical opinions from. We sought advice and from many people both on a personal and professional level. The one area that we were absolutely least concerned about to this point was the financial piece. We accepted the referral because we knew that this was our daughter and there was no doubt about it because it was meant to be. We had changed our lifestyles previous to this in the fact we were beginning to adhere to a new budget. We had held very successful fundraisers and we had other opportunities present themselves that if we put forth the effort they would be fruitful. We were within just a couple of months of traveling and we were still short. We were adamant about being debt free with the adoption. We began exploring grants and interest free loans. The problem with the loans were they were still debt. We applied for several grants and had many responses that were all the same. "We would like to help you, but we cannot currently offer you a grant. However we can offer you a interest free loan." We were grateful for their offer but we knew that we were still going to do this debt free. That is when we got the call from Gift of Adoption. They informed us that we had been selected to receive a grant. With this grant we were within $200 of completing our debt free adoption. We know this is not possible for everyone, but it was for us because of the people at Gift of Adoption who care so much about the children and the families that they show their commitment with support financial as well as information for people to complete their families. Thank you Gift of Adoption for showing that you care enough to help us bring our daughter home!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so grateful for nonprofits Iike Gift of Adoption! When we began our adoption process we knew that we didn't have the funds to cover the cost. We were quickly matched with a birth mom who was having twin boys in about 4 months from that point! We were ecstatic but also still concerned about where we would get the money needed. The day our boys were born there were immediate life threatening issues that sent both babies to the NICU. One of our sons passed away at 2 days old while our other son continued to fight for his life. Henry, twin A, survived and is now 16 months old and thriving!! Through the generosity of Gift of Adoption we were able to complete our adoption and bring our son home. "Thank you" will never be able to describe how grateful we are for organizations like this one!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had an adoption happen extremely quickly, leaving us little time to save money. We sought help from Gift of Adoption Fund and were blessed to receive notice that we were chosen as grant recipients. Our experience working with the organization was incredibly positive. We are incredibly grateful to Gift of Adoption Fund for helping us to bring home our son. We have nothing but positive things to say about the organization!

Matt79

Client Served

Rating: 5

We sought out the help from Gift of Adoption to help raise some much needed funds for the adoption of our Daughter, who was waiting for us in China! They were great to work with, understanding of our timelines and needs as well as willing to help and answer questions whenever they could. The timeline between emails and communication was quick and couldn't have been better. Hope to reach out to them when we go back to get our daughter a sister in a couple years. DuoXie!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We received notice that we received a grant from GOA on the day we returning from China with our newly adopted daughter. This news was both a blessing and relief. We still had unpaid expenses on our credit cards for adoption fees. This grant enabled us to complete our adoption without going into debt. We were pleased with all of our interactions with the GOA staff. They were both helpful and professional. We completed several updates throughout our adoption with GOA, but we didn't mind doing the monthly updates. It let us know that we were being considered, whereas other grant agencies don't even acknowledge receipt of your application. GOA always communicated clearly what the status for our application was. We appreciated that.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had a super short adoption occur once we were selected by a birth mom. We had 6 days' notice that we would be adopting twins and had to borrow to quickly pay the balance of our fee. With a NICU stay for two babies, the medical costs built up very quickly. Gift of Adoption gave us a generous grant after we brought the twins home and worked with us to pay back what we'd borrowed and the hospital bills, even though the funds didn't go directly to the agency. We were and are so thankful that Gift of Adoption helped us become a family of 4!