Minnesota Chapter

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

GOA-Minnesota

The Minnesota Chapter is named in honor and memory of the ideas and beliefs of Amy M. Silberberg.

Since its inception in 2005, The Minnesota Chapter of Gift of Adoption has awarded more than $218,500 to complete adoptions for more than 75 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 Minnesota chapter continue to grow and reach more families in Minnesota and 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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3 months ago

Gift of Adoption - Minnesota Chapter

Gift of Adoption Fund
365 Grants Awarded!
An adoption assistance grant was awarded to Eric and Rebecca, who live in a northern suburb of Dallas, to provide the necessary funds to complete the adoption of their 13-year old son, from an orphanage in China. Though the financial means seemed out of reach, Trophy Club residents Eric and Rebecca were determined to welcome their son home after a very difficult upbringing in China. He has spent the past 13 years living in a group home or on his own while facing a life-threatening blood disorder, all the while going without proper medical attention or a family to care for him. Currently, he is facing his last chance at adoption with children in China no longer eligible for international adoption after turning 14 years old. This marks the 365th adoption GOA has made possible this fiscal year, reaching the goal of completing one adoption a day for every day of the year. Thanks to a generous grant from GOA, their son's dream of becoming a permanent part of a loving family is now becoming a reality. This summer, the family will travel to China to bring their son home. After 13 years in waiting, he will unite with his forever family and have a mom, dad, two sisters and a brother to call his own We look forward to sharing an update with you after he is home.
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A Birthday Every 365 Days!
Facebook will donate $5 to every newly created fundraiser posted on a U.S. user’s birthday to Gift of Adoption. What a wonderful way to celebrate your special day, by giving the opportunity to provide the funds necessary to give a child a family. Facebook will only be adding contributions for a limited time, so let's get the celebration going! To create a birthday fundraiser for a charitable organization follow these steps:

1. Click Fundraisers in the left menu of your News Feed.
2. Click Raise Money.
3. Select Nonprofit/Charity
4. Select a 'Gift of Adoption Fund', choose a cover photo and fill in the fundraiser details.
5. Click Create.
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365 Days of Inspiring Stories!
We are one of the first winners of a 2018 Top-Rated Award from Great Nonprofits! Read inspiring stories about Gift of Adoption and add your own! Go to Great Nonprofits to get started. Share the impact we can make, every day of the year, to vulnerable children in need of a family. Please take a minute to post a brief personal story of your experience with us!
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Our live auction item on KFAN on Thursday just got better!

4 Tickets the Vikings-Saints game on Sunday, October 28 at U.S. Bank Stadium (Section 217, Row 6), with steak dinner for 4 at Murray’s Steakhouse, AND 5 hours of black SUV game-day transportation from Transportation Plus. DONORS - Rival Tixx, Murray’s, and Transportation Plus. Proceeds benefit the Gift of Adoption Fund.

To place a bid on this fabulous Vikings package, Text GOLF and your bid amount to 25827.
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Rod Simons Memorial Golf for the Gift Celebrity Tournament
Thursday, June 21, 12 PM - 8 PM
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5 months ago

Gift of Adoption - Minnesota Chapter

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6 months ago

Gift of Adoption - Minnesota Chapter

As Mother’s Day approaches, we encourage you to think about all the wonderful women in your life and invite you to celebrate them by making a donation to Gift of Adoption in their name. Your gift will help unite vulnerable children with mothers (and fathers) of their own and will contribute to our efforts to unite one child per day with a loving, permanent family this year.

All donors will receive a decorative Mother’s Day card that can be printed or emailed to the woman (or women) you’re celebrating on May 13th. Wishing all the Mothers out there a wonderful and special day!

To get your special certificate, visit
https://giftofadoption.org/mothersday/
or text mom2018 to 41444

Share your favorite photos of mom with us! Tag #MomsAllThat
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100% of donations directly to the Chapter are used to provide adoption grants in this region.