Ohio Chapter

About Us

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

GOA-Ohio

As of December 2020, Gift of Adoption Ohio has awarded $521,550 in adoption assistance grants across Ohio to complete the adoptions of 161 children.

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Chapter Goal 

Each year, Gift of Adoption Ohio receives requests from approximately 22 qualified families – representing a funding need of $88,400. The goal of the Ohio 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 Ohio 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.

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 are interested in learning more, please contact Pam Devereux.


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We're thrilled to give a warm welcome to our newest board member, and passionate adoptive father—Steve Baker!

“My life has been tremendously blessed through the adoption of my two daughters and they bring so much joy to our family. I love being a dad to my little girls and I hope to bring other families together through the joyous gift of adoption.

I am so grateful to serve on a board that helps children find their forever home and that assists families in achieving their dreams.”

I was born and raised in Loveland, OH just north of Cincinnati and currently live in Maineville, OH. I received my Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Thomas More University. My wife Briana and I will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary in August this year and we enjoy outdoor activities with our girls. My favorite hobbies are family time, biking, walking our dogs, reading, and playing golf.
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Were thrilled to give a warm welcome to our newest board member, and passionate adoptive father—Steve Baker!

“My life has been tremendously blessed through the adoption of my two daughters and they bring so much joy to our family. I love being a dad to my little girls and I hope to bring other families together through the joyous gift of adoption.

I am so grateful to serve on a board that helps children find their forever home and that assists families in achieving their dreams.”

I was born and raised in Loveland, OH just north of Cincinnati and currently live in Maineville, OH. I received my Bachelor’s  in Business Administration from Thomas More University. My wife Briana and I will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary in August this year and we enjoy outdoor activities with our girls. My favorite hobbies are family time, biking, walking our dogs, reading, and playing golf.
Attention all television and film lovers! Whether you're partial to horror films, unique television adaptations, or the more family friendly variety, chances are you've seen some of the sensational work from the ever talented Ann Dowd.

In addition to being an award-winning actress, Ann is also a loving, adoptive mother. Follow the video link below to learn more about why she supports Gift of Adoption's mission: .
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FAMILY UPDATE!

Our ability to help families overcome the last obstacle in the adoption process is always worthy of a celebration, but in the case of Brian & Amy's family, there would have to be two!

In November of 2016, after navigating the difficulties involved throughout the process, Brian & Amy used grants from Gift of Adoption to add two more beautiful girls to their family.
We were fortunate enough to get the following update about how everyone is doing now!

"Our daughter, who was locked in a world where she could not communicate due to a cleft in her brain over her speech center, has been taught sign language and is able to express herself for the first time ever. She receives speech therapy and is beginning to make sounds and even can say a few words like,"Hi," "owl" and "mama!"

The gift of adoption has allowed us to have a front-row seat to the beautiful work that is being done in the lives of forgotten children around the world. We watch them transform into people who accept love and begin to bloom under its influence. The transformation of a child who formerly was abandoned and neglected is astounding. It never ceases to amaze me how far they can go!

We couldn't have followed our calling to add these two daughters to our family without your generous donation. You have changed all 12 of our lives for the better!"
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100% of donations directly to the Chapter are used to provide adoption grants in this region.