My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Gift of Adoption Fund Inc, Techny, IL, USA
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.