Illinois Chapter

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Welcome to the Home Page of the Gift of Adoption Illinois Chapter.

GOA-Illinois

As of December 2020, Gift of Adoption Illinois has awarded $1,505,987 in adoption assistance grants across Illinois and the Midwest to complete the adoptions of 525 children.

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Chapter Goal

Each year, Gift of Adoption Illinois receives requests from approximately 71 qualified families — representing a funding need of $281,280. The goal of the Illinois 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 Illinois and the Midwest 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 learn more, contact Pam Devereux, CEO.


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Welcome Michelle!

We are thrilled to announce that Michelle Notestine has joined the Gift of Adoption Illinois Chapter Board.

Michelle is a health communications professional in the biopharmaceutical field. She will help us raise funds and expand our presence across the state, uniting vulnerable children with their forever families.
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Welcome Michelle!

We are thrilled to announce that Michelle Notestine has joined the Gift of Adoption Illinois Chapter Board.

Michelle is a health communications professional in the biopharmaceutical field. She will help us raise funds and expand our presence across the state, uniting vulnerable children with their forever families.

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So excited to join the board and make an impact in Illinois!

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If you work or bank with Marine Credit Union, you could be eligible for an adoption assistance grant from Gift of Adoption thanks to a generous gift from the Marine Credit Union Foundation. New account holders are welcome to apply. Learn more here: ... See MoreSee Less
If you work or bank with Marine Credit Union, you could be eligible for an adoption assistance grant from Gift of Adoption thanks to a generous gift from the Marine Credit Union Foundation. New account holders are welcome to apply. Learn more here: https://giftofadoption.org/marinecreditunion/
Thanks to a generous donation, Gift of Adoption has special funding available to assist with the adoption of a child by a family in Rock County, Wisconsin. If you know of a family residing in Rock County pursuing adoption, encourage them to apply for a Gift of Adoption grant: ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks to a generous donation, Gift of Adoption has special funding available to assist with the adoption of a child by a family in Rock County, Wisconsin. If you know of a family residing in Rock County pursuing adoption, encourage them to apply for a Gift of Adoption grant: https://giftofadoption.org/apply-for-a-grant/
Thanks to a generous gift, we have special grant funding available for families adopting in the Metro St. Louis region. If you know of a family in Metro St. Louis pursuing adoption, encourage them to apply for a Gift of Adoption grant: ... See MoreSee Less
Do work or bank with Marine Credit Union? Thanks to a generous gift from the Marine Credit Union Foundation, we have special grant funding available for families pursuing adoption that are employed or hold accounts with MCU. New account holders are welcome to apply. Learn more here: ... See MoreSee Less
Do work or bank with Marine Credit Union? Thanks to a generous gift from the Marine Credit Union Foundation, we have special grant funding available for families pursuing adoption that are employed or hold accounts with MCU. New account holders are welcome to apply. Learn more here: https://giftofadoption.org/marinecreditunion/
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100% of donations directly to the Chapter are used to provide adoption grants in this region.