Arizona Chapter

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Welcome to the Home Page of the Gift of Adoption of Arizona.

GOA-Arizona

As of June 2019, Gift of Adoption Arizona has awarded $108,000 in adoption assistance grants across Arizona to complete the adoptions of 39 children.

Chapter Goal 

Each year, Gift of Adoption Arizona receives requests from approximately nine qualified families – representing a funding need of $36,500. The goal of the Arizona 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.

The chapter is currently seeking leaders throughout Arizona to get involved as chapter leaders and help the chapter grow and reach more families.

The Arizona Chapter became the 20th Gift of Adoption Chapter in June 2017. The chapter is currently seeking leaders throughout Arizona 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.


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Gift of Adoption offers grants of up to $10,000 to provide families – regardless of race, religion, age or marital status – the financial support needed to welcome a child home. Any U.S. citizen adopting from anywhere in the world (domestic or international) who has an approved home study from an Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity (IAAME) accredited agency is eligible to apply. ... See MoreSee Less

Gift of Adoption offers grants of up to $10,000 to provide families – regardless of race, religion, age or marital status – the financial support needed to welcome a child home. Any U.S. citizen adopting from anywhere in the world (domestic or international) who has an approved home study from an Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity (IAAME) accredited agency is eligible to apply.

Its’s #MeetUsMonday....so please meet Melissa Ahearn Lange - a 2nd generation Phoenix native. She moved back to her roots after attending UC Santa Barbara, and has been affiliated with Northwestern Mutual running her own risk management and financial planning practice since late 2007. She’s married to her husband, Kevin Lange, and has two little boys - Evan (10 months old) and Elliot (3 years old). Melissa has always held adoption close to her heart since a young child and ended up having her son, Evan, while going through the early stages of her own adoption process! Melissa joined the AZ chapter of Gift of Adoption in July 2019, and is excited to create and grow the awareness and impact around such an important topic! ... See MoreSee Less

Its’s #MeetUsMonday....so please meet Melissa Ahearn Lange - a 2nd generation Phoenix native. She moved back to her roots after attending UC Santa Barbara, and has been affiliated with Northwestern Mutual running her own risk management and financial planning practice since late 2007. She’s married to her husband, Kevin Lange, and has two little boys - Evan (10 months old) and Elliot (3 years old). Melissa has always held adoption close to her heart since a young child and ended up having her son, Evan, while going through the early stages of her own adoption process! Melissa joined the AZ chapter of Gift of Adoption in July 2019, and is excited to create and grow the awareness and impact around such an important topic!

Today, there are more than 150 million orphans in the world with 415,000 children in the U.S. alone living without permanent families. For many children, it’s the high cost of adoption that stands in the way of being united with a family. The median cost of a domestic adoption in 2016 was $38,000 with international adoptions averaging $42,000. ... See MoreSee Less

Today, there are more than 150 million orphans in the world with 415,000 children in the U.S. alone living without permanent families. For many children, it’s the high cost of adoption that stands in the way of being united with a family. The median cost of a domestic adoption in 2016 was $38,000 with international adoptions averaging $42,000.

Introducing another of our Arizona Gift of Adoption board members today! Robert Vadeboncoeur / Realtor - The Studebaker Group
Robert VadeBonCoeur relocated to Arizona from Chicago in 2017 and has quickly become an integral part of the local community, including joining Gift of Adoption’s Arizona Chapter as a board member in 2019. Robert is an entrepreneur and businessman who founded Pinnacle Peak Partners in 2017, a boutique recruitment firm working with startups, global and Fortune 1000 companies. He is also a licensed real estate agent in Arizona, working with the top real estate team in the state. Robert is excited to help build awareness for Gift of Adoption in Arizona and has a special place in his heart for children in foster care. Robert travels to Mexico multiple times each year with a car full of supplies, delivering them to two orphanages and spending time with the children living there, ranging from infants to teens.
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Introducing another of our Arizona Gift of Adoption board members today! Robert Vadeboncoeur / Realtor - The Studebaker Group
Robert VadeBonCoeur relocated to Arizona from Chicago in 2017 and has quickly become an integral part of the local community, including joining Gift of Adoption’s Arizona Chapter as a board member in 2019. Robert is an entrepreneur and businessman who founded Pinnacle Peak Partners in 2017, a boutique recruitment firm working with startups, global and Fortune 1000 companies. He is also a licensed real estate agent in Arizona, working with the top real estate team in the state. Robert is excited to help build awareness for Gift of Adoption in Arizona and has a special place in his heart for children in foster care. Robert travels to Mexico multiple times each year with a car full of supplies, delivering them to two orphanages and spending time with the children living there, ranging from infants to teens.

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Thanks Robert for all you are doing for Arizona children and family's with Gift of Adoption, Fund the Arizona Chapter

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Gift of Adoption Fund - Arizona Chapter

Two months into our fiscal year our Arizona chapter has already received multiple grant requests for adoption support. We hope to be able to raise funds to help as many family as we can this year, like this family supported by our Washington Chapter. Please help us support the adoptions of children needing a loving and stable home what will low them to thrive. Our goal this year is to raise $20k to support Arizona adoptions....we’re just getting started! ... See MoreSee Less

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Arizona Chapter – Living Room Wine Event
Saturday, November 9, 2019
DC Ranch/Scottsdale, AZ

More Info coming soon!

100% of donations directly to the Chapter are used to provide adoption grants in this region.

Contact

pdevereux@giftofadoption.org

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