OR / Columbia River Chapter

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Welcome to the Home Page of the Gift of Adoption OR / Columbia River Chapter.

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As of December 2020, Gift of Adoption OR/Columbia River has awarded $476,375 in adoption assistance grants across the Pacific Northwest to complete the adoptions of 156 children.

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Chapter Goal

Each year, Gift of Adoption OR/Columbia River receives requests from approximately 11 qualified families – representing a funding need of $44,000. The goal of the OR/Columbia River 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 the OR/Columbia River region 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 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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"Pukar will be in 8th grade next year, is a straight "A" student and has the most incredible mind of any child I have ever met. He currently loves archery, jiu jitsu, surfing, swimming, scuba diving, drone flying and chess. Not only is he smart, but he is also caring and compassionate, and has a kind and gentle heart and spirit. He is a true wonder, and I cannot imagine having not been able to bring him home."

Jennifer adopted Pukar from Nepal in 2010 with the help of a Gift of Adoption Fund - Columbia River Chapter grant.
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Pukar will be in 8th grade next year, is a straight A student and has the most incredible mind of any child I have ever met. He currently loves archery, jiu jitsu, surfing, swimming, scuba diving, drone flying and chess. Not only is he smart, but he is also caring and compassionate, and has a kind and gentle heart and spirit. He is a true wonder, and I cannot imagine having not been able to bring him home.

Jennifer adopted Pukar from Nepal in 2010 with the help of a Gift of Adoption Fund - Columbia River Chapter grant.
"There is no lack of love for Mateo. He is loved by everyone he meets. Our 9-year-old daughter loves being a big sister. Mateo has brought us closer together as a family."

Mateo was adopted from USA by Charles and Joao in 2020 with the help of a Gift of Adoption New York Chapter grant.
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"Dylan is a strong, fun-loving, happy and independent 3-year-old who brings joy to everyone he meets. He lights up a room and has a way of making everyone feel special. He's kind and affectionate. Dylan has spent his toddler years in a pandemic and we worried he wasn't socializing enough - but he's come through with a dynamic personality and his daycare teachers say that he has lots of friends and is flourishing!

We want people to know that while the process of adoption is a personal one - please don't be afraid to reach out for help. Talking about it and sharing our story has been extremely helpful to us and we have met so many more people who went through a similar journey. It's a beautiful, unique group to be a part of!"

Carrie and Daniel adopted Dylan in 2019 with the help of a Gift of Adoption Fund - Georgia Chapter grant.
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This month, Gift of Adoption Columbia River Chapter simply wants to bring awareness to Foster care youth in the Pacific Northwest.

We hope to raise $4,000 to provide one grant this month. Grants provided through Gift of Adoption Fund help families every year receive the financial assistance they need to complete an adoption.

Since its founding in 2003, the Columbia River chapter has awarded $476,375 in adoption assistance grants across the Pacific Northwest to complete the adoptions of 156 children. Thanks for your support and let’s keep helping children unite with their forever families.
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100% of donations directly to the Chapter are used to provide adoption grants in this region.