November is National Adoption Awareness Month

Where we Finish, a Family Starts

This November, to celebrate National Adoption Awareness Month, Gift of Adoption has a number of activities to raise awareness of Gift of Adoption across the country. Please join us at an event in your area or participate in our #MyGOAHurdle social media campaign (and invite your friends to participate, too!).

Scroll down to learn about all of our November activities:

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Gift of Adoption Special Events

Follow the links below to learn more or register. You can also follow GOA events on Facebook

Capital Region Chapter – 2nd Annual Fall for Family
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Home of Cynthia Quarterman & Pantelis Michalopoulos
Washington D.C.

Arizona Chapter – Picnic in the Park
Saturday, November 4, 2017
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, Rotary Ramada
Scottsdale, AZ

Connecticut Chapter – Distillery Tour and Tasting
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Litchfield Distillery
Litchfield, CT

Georgia Chapter – A Toast to Family
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Home of Nancy & Drew Miller
Atlanta, GA

Metro New York Chapter – Cocktail Reception
Thursday, November 9, 2017
CORE: Club
New York, NY

Tennessee Chapter – Art Auction Night
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Taramore Clubhouse
Brentwood, TN

Florida Chapter – Come Together for the Kids
Friday, November 10, 2017
Home of Michael Malatin
Tampa, FL

Carolinas Chapter – 4th Annual Cornhole Tournament
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Triple C Brewing Co.
Charlotte, NC

IL Chapter 2nd Annual High School Jr. Board Stair Climb
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Grant Thornton Tower
Chicago, IL

Colorado Chapter Appetite for Adoption
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Wash Park Grill
Denver, CO

Michigan Chapter Stepping Up Stair Climb
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Southfield Town Center
Southfield, MI

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#MyGOAHurdle Social Media Campaign

Beginning November 1 – join our #MyGOAHurdle social media campaign. The idea is simple:
  1. Snap a photo of you (friends and family can be included, too!) tackling a hurdle in your own surroundings. This can include leaping over a rock on a hiking trail, jumping over a pile of leaves, etc. The “hurdle” theme can be interpreted a number of creative ways!
  2. Write a short caption that ties your photo to the last hurdle many families face when adopting – funding.
    1. Tag @giftofadoption (Instagram and Twitter) or @giftofadoptionfund (Facebook) and 2-4 friends who you’d like to challenge to participate in the campaign.
    2. Include the hashtag #MyGOAHurdle (make sure your post is PUBLIC so we can see it!).
Olympic marathon runnner Ryan Hall, hurdler Keni Harrison, legendary ice skater and sports commentator Scott Hamilton, NFL player Muhsin Muhammad, Olympic skier Julia Marino, Chicago radio personality Kathy Hart, and “Barefoot Executive” author Carrie Wilkerson are all on board to post their GOA hurdle photos in November.

Twitter

Ernie @TurnerSportsEJ & Cheryl Johnson share what the gift of adoption means to their family at Gift of Adoption's Gather for the Gift 2018.

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Thank you for observing #NationalAdoptionMonth with us! Meet Chinedu and his mom, Ngozi. We always love to hear updates from families and learn about the milestones in their lives. #aFamilyStarts #AdoptionisGrrreat #GoAdoption #Adoption

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Facebook

Facebook Posts

4 days ago

Katie Jarnagin

THANK YOU! Because of the amazing contributors to the Gift of Adoptions Fund, our adoption is officially paid in full!! Thank you so much for helping us bring our sweet girl home without the stress of debt from adoption expenses. The Gift of Adoptions Fund donated $3,000 towards our adoption, which we can not say thank you enough for. We are so grateful for organizations who work so hard to make adoptions less stressful and help ease the minds of the parents when it comes to the overwhelming amount of expenses that come with adopting. Know that your donations makes a difference and mean the world to each receiving family! - The Jarnagins ... See MoreSee Less

THANK YOU! Because of the amazing contributors to the Gift of Adoptions Fund, our adoption is officially paid in full!! Thank you so much for helping us bring our sweet girl home without the stress of debt from adoption expenses. The Gift of Adoptions Fund donated $3,000 towards our adoption, which we can not say thank you enough for. We are so grateful for organizations who work so hard to make adoptions less stressful and help ease the minds of the parents when it comes to the overwhelming amount of expenses that come with adopting. Know that your donations makes a difference and mean the world to each receiving family! - The Jarnagins

7 days ago

Elizabeth Nohren

Thank you so much Gift of Adoption for your generous grant to go towards our adoption for our sweet 15 year old girl from Colombia!!! I cannot to show you pictures of her!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Gift of Adoption Fund

Thanks to supporters of Gift of Adoption Fund - Indiana Chapter for helping to make this possible!Today it's official! Thank you Gift of Adoption Fund for being parent of our adoption story!
#THREEless
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Thanks to supporters of Gift of Adoption Fund - Indiana Chapter for helping to make this possible!

 

Comment on Facebook

Just look at these three lives you have made a major impact on! We are stepping back and seeing the ripples of many, many people there that are also being encouraged and inspired by these three and we know God is Good!!!

Awesome and congratulations!!!!

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Ernie & Cheryl Johnson share what the gift of adoption means to their family at Gift of Adoption's Gather for the Gift 2018. ... See MoreSee Less

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Rock Bottom Brewery Wicked Elf Tapping Parties – Pints for a Purpose

To close out the month: On November 30th (At participating Rock Bottom Brewery locations), 100% of Wicked Elf beer sales during the Wicked Elf Tapping Party will be donated to Gift of Adoption. AND, for the life of the beer, $0.25 of each beer sold will be donated to Gift of Adoption. Please join us for a pint at any of the locations below. Details for each location can be found on our Facebook Events.

Participating Locations

Glendale, AZ
7640 West Bell Road
Glendale, AZ 85308

San Jose/Campbell, CA
1875 S. Bascom
Campbell, CA 95008

Downtown Denver, CO (note: November 29)
1001 16th St.
on the corner of 16th St. Mall & Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80265

Cincinnati, OH
10 Fountain Square
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Portland, OR
206 SW Morrison
Portland, OR 97204

Pittsburgh, PA
171 E Bridge Street
Homestead, PA 15120

Milwaukee, WI (note: November 29)
740 N Plankinton Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53203

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Happy Adoption Day Celebrations

Gift of Adoption has been a part of more than 2,000 adoption stories. Throughout November, we will be coordinating “Adoption Day Drop-In Celebrations” where volunteer teams will drop in and deliver a Nothing Bundt Cake and yard sign to Gift of Adoption families. Check back for photos from these celebrations.