Illinois Chapter

About Us

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


As of July, 2019, Gift of Adoption Illinois has awarded $1,367,612 in adoption assistance grants across Illinois to complete the adoptions of 472 children.

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Chapter Goal

Each year, Gift of Adoption Illinois receives requests from approximately 60 qualified families — representing a funding need of $240,000. 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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Gift of Adoption responds to COVID-19:

"Gift of Adoption continues to award grants to nearly 33 families each month. It has always been our practice (and it is especially critical now) to work closely with our grant recipients, alongside adoption agency/attorney partners, to ensure that, despite travel plan changes, delays, or unexpected costs their adoptions move forward and their waiting children come home for good."…
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We're honored to have been a part of helping 3,310 children unite with their forever families.As of February 2020, Gift of Adoption has awarded $9.6 million in grants, facilitating the adoptions of 3,310 children.

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