Welcome to Gift of Adoption California

About Gift of Adoption California

As of December 31 2022, Gift of Adoption California has awarded $527,000 in adoption assistance grants across California to complete the adoptions of 150 children.

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Chapter Goal 

Each year, Gift of Adoption California receives requests from approximately 34 qualified families – representing a funding need of $159,000. The goal of the California Chapter’s all-volunteer board is to raise enough funds to help complete each of these adoptions. 100% of the money raised by the chapter is directed to uniting children with forever families in the area.

Gift of Adoption of California launched in 2017 and is the 21st chapter. The California Chapter currently seeking leaders throughout the state to get involved as chapter leaders and help the chapter grow and reach more families.

Board members are responsible for building awareness and raising funds for this rapidly growing, energetic, national, nonprofit dedicated to putting adoption in reach for the millions of children world-wide without a family. Gift of Adoption inspires adoption by providing grants to qualified parents – giving children without families permanent homes and the chance to thrive.

Board members can be located anywhere in the state, but must be willing to participate in monthly calls and quarterly in-person meetings to support the development of a strong state presence – as we create awareness of this new philanthropic category and resource our vision.

If you would like to work with smart, dedicated people who believe that a loving family is a basic right for children everywhere, contact Pam Devereux, CEO.


California Chapter – Brews for a Good Cause

South O Brewing Company 1575 South Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA

Saturday June 10, 2023  |  1:00 - 4:00 PM (PT)  | South O Brewing Company Join Gift of Adoption California at South O Brewing Company for a silent auction and

Our Success Stories


Devan, Adopted from U.S.A.
by Stockton, CA, grant recipients Laird and Angela


Rocky, Adopted from China
by Ridgecrest, CA, grant recipients Ryan and Mindy


Kensington, Adopted from South Africa
by Ramona, CA, grant recipient Jillian

Our Team

Peter Grabell

Mandeep Khera
(Vice President)

Candace Moore

Jim Bauman

Darryl Grant


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