Illinois Chapter

About Us

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

GOA-Illinois

As of June 2020, Gift of Adoption Illinois has awarded $1,441,112 in adoption assistance grants across Illinois and the Midwest to complete the adoptions of 504 children.

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Chapter Goal

Each year, Gift of Adoption Illinois receives requests from approximately 69 qualified families — representing a funding need of $273,800. 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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We'd like to congratulate our chapter board member Ngozi Okorafor for receiving a 2020 Top Women Lawyer in Leadership Award from the Women's Bar Association of Illinois! We're grateful for her leadership both on and off our chapter board.Congratulations to Ngozi Okorafor, of Cook County Sheriff's Department, for being named a 2020 Top Women Lawyer in Leadership Award Honoree. Join us for the 2020 Top Women Lawyer in Leadership Awards Celebration on December 1, as we gather virtually to celebrate this year's inductees and network with other leading ladies in law. Register today at buff.ly/3oV9Sf6 ... See MoreSee Less

Wed like to congratulate our chapter board member Ngozi Okorafor for receiving a 2020 Top Women Lawyer in Leadership Award from the Womens Bar Association of Illinois! Were grateful for her leadership both on and off our chapter board.

Help Gift of Adoption unite children in-need with loving families during this challenging holiday season. Giving Tuesday is just two weeks away. Contribute to our #givingtuesday2020 campaign on or before Tuesday, December 1, to help give a vulnerable child the gift of family: ... See MoreSee Less

Help Gift of Adoption unite children in-need with loving families during this challenging holiday season. Giving Tuesday is just two weeks away. Contribute to our #givingtuesday2020 campaign on or before Tuesday, December 1, to help give a vulnerable child the gift of family: https://giftofadoption.org/givingtuesday/

Thank you for your support, Messina Group Consulting!Messina Group Consulting is a Run Sponsor for Gift of Adoption's Go for the Gift 5K/10K/Fun Run virtual event. Thank you for your generous support, Messina Group team! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you for your support, Messina Group Consulting!

Gift of Adoption still has special funding available for families adopting in the St. Louis area thanks to a generous donation. Do you know of a family pursuing adoption in Metro St. Louis? Invite them to apply for a Gift of Adoption grant! Qualified families that reside in the St. Louis area, either in Illinois or Missouri, are encouraged to apply.

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You can grab a great meal for a great cause today! The Chipotle at 2000 N. Clybourn Avenue in Chicago will donate 33 percent of proceeds from eligible sales toward Gift of Adoption Illinois Associates Board.

There's three ways to have your sale count toward the fundraiser:
Either show the attached flier (with the burrito picture) to the cashier, order online and enter promo code: 4XDE66A or mention the fundraiser to the cashier.
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You can grab a great meal for a great cause today! The Chipotle at 2000 N. Clybourn Avenue in Chicago will donate 33 percent of proceeds from eligible sales toward Gift of Adoption Illinois Associates Board.  

Theres three ways to have your sale count toward the fundraiser:
Either show the attached flier (with the burrito picture) to the cashier, order online and enter promo code: 4XDE66A or mention the fundraiser to the cashier.
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100% of donations directly to the Chapter are used to provide adoption grants in this region.