Today, you can bring a vulnerable child one step closer to his or her forever family. When you donate, you're transforming the life of a child and giving him or her the love, dignity, and hope that comes from being part of a family. Gift of Adoption focuses on:
- preventing siblings from being separated
- prioritizing children with critical medical needs
- avoiding children aging out of orphanages
- preempting foster care
Your gift will make an immediate and profound impact in a child's life by helping his or her awaiting family complete the adoption process. No gift is too small. When you support Gift of Adoption, you open doors to education for children; support their social, emotional and physical development; promote the sense of love and security that all children deserve; and instill hope for their future.
The number of children without families has increased both internationally and in the U.S. Costs to adopt have also increased over the past ten years. Total expenses now range from $35,000 to $55,000 per adoption. In the U.S., more than 250,000 children have been placed in foster care in each of the last five reported years, with more than 100,000 children waiting to be adopted at any given time (Source: AFCARS).
Unadopted children often suffer poor life outcomes, including homelessness, lack of employment options and early pregnancies. Overseas, unadopted children have a dramatically increased propensity to become victims of crime, trafficking, substance abuse and suicide.
The good news is that as many as 25% of American families seriously consider adoption as a way to build their own families. Most cite cost as the primary barrier to moving forward. Gift of Adoption exits to reduce this financial hurdle.
Gift of Adoption Fund does not consider an applicant's marital status, gender, race, creed, national origin, religion, age, or sexual orientation when reviewing applications.