“We believe her birth parents bundled her up and left her on the doorstep of the orphanage, not because they didn't love her, but because they knew they were not able to provide the extra care that this precious little girl would need. Maybe if we all give thanks to them, they will somehow know that their wonderful little girl will always be loved and cared for in the way that they had hoped...in the very way that every parent wants to love and care for their own children.”
Steve & Cathy of Corvallis, OR (adopted Dang Xudi in 2009)
Welcome to the Home Page of the Gift of Adoption of Columbia River, headquartered in Portland, Oregon and serving the Pacific Northwest.
Since its inception in 2003, The Columbia River Chapter of Gift of Adoption has awarded more than $198,000 to complete adoptions for more than 64 children. These grants have given parentless children from around the world and the United States permanent homes and the chance to thrive.
Please get involved and help the Columbia River chapter continue to grow and reach more families in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Discover our volunteer opportunities.
- Portlanders honored with adoption award
Gary and Lana Stachlowski of Portland have received the 2013 Angels in Adoption award from The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. The Stachlowskis are board members of the Gift of Adoption, a national charitable organization providing financial assistance to complete domestic and international adoptions. They received the honor at the Oct. 9 Angels in Adoption Gala in Washington, D.C. Other recipients of this year’s award were Deborra-lee Furness Jackman, wife of actor Hugh Jackman, and Willie and Korie Robertson from the reality television show “Duck Dynasty.” In 2003, the Stachlowskis became founding members of the Columbia River chapter of the Gift of Adoption. Their work helped the chapter receive more than $248,000 in funding to unite 85 children with families in the Pacific Northwest.
Please contact us if you have any questions about the Columbia River chapter.