Illinois Chapter

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

GOA-Illinois

Since its inception in 2003, The Illinois Chapter of Gift of Adoption has awarded more than $955,000 to complete adoptions for more than 285 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 Illinois chapter continue to grow and reach more families in throughout its service area. Discover our volunteer opportunities.

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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2 weeks ago

Gift of Adoption Fund - Illinois Chapter

Congratulations to the GOA IL High School Junior Board on a successful 3rd Annual Grant Thornton Stair Climb. We are grateful to our friends and partners at Grant Thornton for hosting this year's event, providing refreshments, and managing the logistics/ safety for all of today’s participants.

Together we raised $9,412.69 to unite vulnerable children with their forever families before the holidays.

Thanks to our Junior Board Leadership.
Co-chairs: Caroline Cody, Sophie Conway, Kelly Ryan
Co-presidents: Thomas Schafer, Abby Burns
Treasures: Maggie Ryan, Nicholas Freda
Communications Chair: MK Kelley
Technology Chair: Mason Hundley

All to be commended on their outstanding advance work, teamwork, and stellar leadership to pull off this enormous fundraising event. We are equally grateful to all of our High School Junior Board members and families/ friends for helping to fundraise, climb the vertical mile, volunteer in the stairwells, and stay to clean up.

We look forward to our 4th Annual Stair Climb in November 2019.
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Celebrate Oktoberfest at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery tonight until 8 and benefit Gift of Adoption. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Gift of Adoption Fund - Illinois Chapter

Join us at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery in Chicago, Wednesday, September 26th, from 5-8pm for a Tapping Event to benefit Gift of Adoption Illinois Chapter!Make sure you stop by this Wednesday! It’s our annual tapping of our award winning Oktoberfest style beer. Plus, live German Alpine Folk Music performed by Alpine Thunder🤣🤣🤣 ... See MoreSee Less

Join us at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery in Chicago, Wednesday, September 26th, from 5-8pm for a Tapping Event to benefit Gift of Adoption Illinois Chapter!
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Illinois Chapter – North Shore Cocktail Party
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Winnetka, IL

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