Join Young Professionals Making Life Changing Impact

GOA Connect provides networking and engagement opportunities for early career professionals, while helping to advance the mission of Gift of Adoption through membership pledges.

Gift of Adoption is a national charity that provides grants of up to $15,000 to complete the adoptions of children in vulnerable circumstances. Priority is placed on helping children for whom reunification is not possible and who are facing what is possibly their last or only chance at adoption, including those at-risk of separation from siblings, entering foster care, aging-out of an orphanage, or with critical special needs.

GOA is the largest provider of adoption assistance grants on a nondiscriminatory basis (without regard to age, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or marital status).


  • Annual networking event with access to notable speaker, GOA National Board members and corporate leaders
  • Gratis entry to local chapter events

Mission Engagement

  • Quarterly updates from GOA; mission stories; grant family meetings and testimonials
  • Opportunity to be involved in mission through airport greetings and/or grant family welcome home baskets


  • Personal note to member’s company CEO or supervisor acknowledging membership
  • Website and LinkedIn posting; information to post on member’s LinkedIn profile
  • Office plaque
  • Incentives for recruiting additional members

Gift of Adoption is a 501c3 (EIN# 39-1863217).