Give the Gift of Adoption

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Gift of Adoption Fund. Today, you can bring a child one step closer to a family for life. When you donate, you’re transforming the life of a child and giving them the love, dignity and hope that comes from being part of a family. Give the Gift to children facing a number of situations:

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Giving Opportunities

Your gift will make an immediate and profound impact in a child’s life by helping their awaiting family welcome them home. No gift is too small. When you support Gift of Adoption, you open doors to education for children; support their social, emotional and physical development; promote the sense of love and security that all children should feel; and instill hope for their future.

The Journey Fund is a monthly giving program that enables you to make an automatic gift each month from your bank account or credit card. Monthly giving allows a steady source of support that continuously helps us reach children waiting to come home. If you need to change or discontinue your monthly gift for any reason you may do so at any time by calling the Gift of Adoption office at 877.905.2367.

Sample Monthly Donations:

$10 per month = $120 per year
$25 per month = $300 per year
$41.66 per month = $500 per year

$83.33 per month = $1,000 per year
$208.33 per month = $2,500 per year (Investor Board Member!)

Join the Journey Fund

Investor Board Members are individuals who believe in the Gift of Adoption mission and are committed to the organization’s success. They endorse the organization by agreeing to donate at least $2,500 per year for three years to fund core operations.

Investor Board gifts are combined with national board member gifts to cover operating costs – making it possible for 100% of the funds raised by volunteer chapter boards and company /community groups to go directly to completing adoptions.

Our promise to Investor Board Members:

  • Complimentary attendance for Members and a guest at Gift of Adoption events nationwide
  • Investment Board networking receptions and events
  • Quarterly Mission Impact Newsletter
  • Annual Financial Results webcast

Click here to see the current members of the Gift of Adoption Investor Board.

To learn more about how you can become an Investor Board member, contact Pam Devereux at 773.425.0220   or

Join the Investor Board

Make Your Investor Board Payment

If you believe that having a loving family is a basic right for children everywhere and you want to positively change the trajectory of one child’s life forever, you’re invited to join the Gift of Adoption Welcome Home Club.

With a donation of $3600, Club members fully underwrite an adoption grant for one child. 100% of members’ gifts are restricted for this purpose.

Club members are:

  • Matched with a child and family from your state who you’ve helped to unite through the gift of adoption.
  • Given the opportunity to fill a Welcome Home basket for the child you have helped, or potentially greet the child at the airport as he or she comes home.
  • Invited gratis to your local chapter events.

Join the Welcome Home Club

Transform the lives of future generations of children by leaving an impactful legacy of support at Gift of Adoption. Legacy gifts are a powerful way to secure the future of Gift of Adoption and transform the lives of at-risk children. Gift of Adoption recommends consulting your tax advisor and attorney to learn which planned gift option is best for you.

Endowment Gifts

An endowment gift has both an immediate and long-term benefit. Endowment gifts are invested, and a portion of the annual income is used to address immediate needs. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support. An endowed fund can be set up with gifts of cash, securities, or real estate.

A gift of $100,000 or more can permanently endow an adoption grant, allowing your legacy to impact the life of one child every year in perpetuity.

Planned Gifts
Gifts through a will or trust are flexible – they can be changed as an individual’s life circumstances change.


The most common type of planned gift is a bequest, which allows you to designate a charity as a benefactor in your will or trust. Please use the following language when including Gift of Adoption in your will or trust:

“I give to Gift of Adoption, a nonprofit organization located in Techny, Illinois, Tax ID #39-1863217, the (amount/percentage) of my estate to be used by Gift of Adoption for unrestricted purposes.”

Beneficiary Designations
If you prefer not to make a gift in your will, you can name Gift of Adoption as a beneficiary through your retirement plan, life insurance policy, or commercial annuity. Your retirement plan administrator, insurance company, or financial institution can provide the proper forms to make this designation.

Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Charitable Rollover

This gift option enables donors age 70 ½ or older to transfer up to $100,000 directly from the donor’s IRA to a qualified charity each year. This transfer is not recognized as taxable income on the donor’s tax return. You should consult with your IRA custodian about the procedures for making a gift under this provision.

Please let us know if you choose to honor Gift of Adoption in this way so we can recognize your gift in our annual report as part of the Legacy Society, invite you to events gratis, and keep you informed of the life changing impact of your decision on the children we are helping today.

For more information, contact Sharon Komlofske at 847.922-5848 or

With a donation of $3000, giving $1,000 for three consecutive years, a Friend of the Fund provides continued support and faithful giving to ensure adoption will be put in reach for more children and families each month.

Become a Friend of the Fund

With a donation of $3000, giving $1,000 for three consecutive years, a Friend of the Chapter provides continued support and faithful giving to the chapter of your choice to ensure adoption will be put in reach for more children and families each month.

Become a Friend of the Chapter

Ways to Give

Everyone Can Make an Impact
No matter how large or small, your gift will make an immediate and profound difference in a child’s life and the lives of their new family.

There are several ways to give to Gift of Adoption:

Give Online

Donating online is the easy and secure way to make your gift. You can manage your gift with on-going installments throughout the year, or give all at once. For your convenience, we accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

By Phone

All you need is your credit card and our toll-free number: 877.905.2367

By U.S. mail

To send a check, please make your check payable to “Gift of Adoption,” and mail to:

Gift of Adoption
1200 Shermer Road, Suite 111
Northbrook, IL 60062

Wire Transfers

Contact for our account information.

Stock Donation

Simply provide your broker with detailed instructions of the gift that you would like to make to Gift of Adoption, including the name of the stock and the number of shares to be transferred from your account to GOA.

Please contact the Gift of Adoption office at 877.905.2367 to request our account information and let us know the name of the stock and the number of shares that you will be transferring to the GOA account at Schwab. This information will help us provide you with proper gift acknowledgment on a timely basis.

Matching Gifts

If your employer or your spouse’s employer has a matching gift program, your gift to Gift of Adoption may be doubled or even tripled. In some cases, a spouse’s company will also match the gift.

Use the search bar below to quickly find out if your employer matches gifts. Follow the instructions to fill out your employer’s matching gift form and send it to us at or mail to: Gift of Adoption | PO Box 567 | Techny | IL | 60082

Facebook Fundraiser

A direct and impactful way you can support Gift of Adoption’s mission of uniting parentless children with loving homes is by hosting a Facebook Fundraiser.

This unique tool allows you to share Gift of Adoption’s mission with your friends and loved ones while raising money on behalf of Gift of Adoption with minimal effort – setting up a Facebook Fundraiser only takes about five minutes. It’s completely free to host a Facebook Fundraiser,and Facebook covers all transaction fees so that 100% of all donations through your fundraiser go directly to completing adoptions of vulnerable children. Currently, Facebook is chipping in $5 toward any fundraiser afer the first donation is made. Learn more here.

United Way and Combined Federal Campaign

Make a donation by participating in a United Way Write-In Campaign. Because of our 501(c)3 status, Gift of Adoption qualifies for the United Way write-in option (also known as the Donors Choose option). Federal, military, and U.S. Postal Service employees can make payroll contributions to Gift of Adoption through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), making it convenient to give by spreading the contribution across the entire year. Learn more about giving through United Way or the CFC.

For United Way, just write in “Gift of Adoption, FEIN 39-1863217” on your pledge card.

For CFC, designate your gift to CFC #95108.

Tax Benefits of Your Gift

Please note that cash or credit card gifts make you eligible for a deduction for the full value of your gift. You can use this deduction for up to 50 percent of your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) and carry forward any unused portion for up to five additional tax years.