Big Give 2017 | The Columbus Foundation & Gift of Adoption Ohio Chapter

You have a unique opportunity to make an immediate, lasting and transformative difference in the life of a vulnerable child by donating to Gift of Adoption Ohio during the 2017 BIG GIVE: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 – 10:00 am to Wednesday, October 11, 2017 – 12:00 pm

If you believe that having a loving family is the basic right of children everywhere – please make a donation to GOA Ohio through the BIG GIVE and see the kind of night vs. day difference you can make in the life of a child. We will share the story of the child and family benefited from your donation in just a few weeks! Talk about impact!!

At present, Gift of Adoption Ohio has 10 WAITING families in Ohio. These families are financial, physically, and emotionally fit to raise a child, but need the last $2500 to $7500 needed to complete the adoption of their children and bring them home.

100% of your donation goes directly to completing a child’s adoption. BIG GIVE donations have no credit card processing fees and are matched with pooled dollars!

There is NEVER a better time to give than now!

The story to the right shows what your generosity can do. Please give generously.

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Lera, Archer, Beau, and Maxim are 11, 9, 7, and 5 respectively. The four children were placed in an orphanage in the eastern part of Ukraine after being removed from an abusive home over 5 years ago. 

They were separated by age groups in the orphanage and were not given the opportunity to see one another. Without adoption, the siblings’ future was not bright.  They would most likely lose track of each other upon aging out of the orphanage. Lacking necessary skills and education, it would be difficult to avoid the pitfalls of homelessness, drug or sex trafficking, and mental illness that too often afflicts the parentless child.

Caitlyn and Brett, of Westerville Ohio, hosted the three oldest siblings in their home during the summer of 2016 as a part of an Orphan Hosting program.  They fell in love with the children and did all they could to raise the funds needed to complete the adoptions of all four children.  A grant from Gift of Adoption for $7,500 provided the final funds needed to make this happen. 

Just last month, September of 2017, Lera, Archer Beau and Maxim arrived home to their forever family in Ohio.  They’re now are growing up together as true siblings, with parents who love them deeply and who ‘got them’ for good.

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