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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Meet Noah! Noah is 6-years-old (right, with his brothers). He has experienced trauma already in his young life and was at risk of entering the foster care system. Sarah, a lead ultrasound technician for a large healthcare system in Oregon has a huge heart for children in need. She has previously adopted two other boys and knew Noah would be a perfect addition to their family. She describes Noah as "sweet, smart and athletic."

As a single mother, completing a third adoption was a challenge for Sarah, but a grant from Gift of Adoption finalized Noah's adoption last year, ensuring permanency and security for this bright little boy.
Your gift will help another child like Noah in the Pacific Northwest.

Donate online here: giftofadoption.org/orfamily
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Meet Noah! Noah is 6-years-old (right, with his brothers). He has experienced trauma already in his young life and was at risk of entering the foster care system. Sarah, a lead ultrasound technician for a large healthcare system in Oregon has a huge heart for children in need. She has previously adopted two other boys and knew Noah would be a perfect addition to their family. She describes Noah as sweet, smart and athletic.
 
As a single mother, completing a third adoption was a challenge for Sarah, but a grant from Gift of Adoption finalized Noahs adoption last year, ensuring permanency and security for this bright little boy. 
Your gift will help another child like Noah in the Pacific Northwest.
 
Donate online here: giftofadoption.org/orfamily
May is National Foster Care Month, a month set aside to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections. During National Foster Care Month, we renew our commitment to ensuring a bright future for the nearly 400,000 children and youth in foster care, and we celebrate all those who make a meaningful difference in their lives. ... See MoreSee Less
It's National Volunteer Week! Gift of Adoption's Board is made up of volunteers who believe in connecting children and families through the Gift of Adoption. ... See MoreSee Less
Randy and Linda of Oregon adopted Grace and Jennie in 2015. Recently, they asked Jennie and Grace to write about what receiving a grant from Gift of Adoption Fund - Columbia River Chapter meant to them.

Grace wrote, "Thank you for giving my parents money so I could be adopted before I turned 14... I really love my family. They are helping me to reach my goals. We also have a lot of fun together. We ride bikes, kayak and go camping a lot... I have a wonderful family."

Jennie wrote, "I am happy to be in this family and sometimes my parents are very funny and we have fun together. They take us to places that we have never been before... My parents tell me I can be anything I choose to be. I want to do something that helps people to have better lives."

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