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.

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Twitter

Will you be watching the @astros square off against the @Yankees tomorrow night?

We're so excited that @Ken_Rosenthal will be wearing a Gift of Adoption bowtie while presenting Game 6 of the American League playoffs on @FOXSports tomorrow!

#MLBTonight #BowTieCause #PlayBall

"Noah's personality is night and day different from when we brought him home from the hospital! Now he is an active toddler and his eyes sparkle with life and fun! He smiles, laughs, sings, and dances." Noah, adopted in 2016 by Benjamin & Jana of Newton, KS

Thank you @HamiltonAnthony , @yourSeanAnders and everyone who sponsored or attended Gather for the Gift tonight. Your support will help 148 children become adopted. Want to help? https://t.co/TS4goZw8lC.

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Will you be watching the Houston Astros square off against the New York Yankees this evening?

We're so excited that Ken Rosenthal will be wearing a Gift of Adoption Fund bowtie while presenting Game 6 of the American League playoffs on FOX Sports today! This is Ken's 11th year participating in Bow Tie Cause and we can't wait to see him raise awareness for children in-need.
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Will you be watching the Houston Astros square off against the New York Yankees this evening? 

Were so excited that Ken Rosenthal will be wearing a Gift of Adoption Fund bowtie while presenting Game 6 of the American League playoffs on FOX Sports today! This is Kens 11th year participating in Bow Tie Cause and we cant wait to see him raise awareness for children in-need.

Brews for Building Families -- a fundraiser for Gift of Adoption Fund -- is today!

Gift of Adoption supporters in the Northeast can come out and enjoy samples of beer, mead and cider from local brewers while supporting our mission of uniting children with their forever families.

We're so thankful that Rhode Island Brewing Society is organizing and hosting this exciting event.

https://www.facebook.com/events/482317115897207/
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Brews for Building Families -- a fundraiser for Gift of Adoption Fund -- is today!

Gift of Adoption supporters in the Northeast can come out and enjoy samples of beer, mead and cider from local brewers while supporting our mission of uniting children with their forever families.

Were so thankful that  Rhode Island Brewing Society is organizing and hosting this exciting event. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/482317115897207/

“I was adopted at birth by my family and the woman who facilitated my adoption is my godmother,” says Ashley Walter. “I am overwhelmed every day by the selflessness of someone who carried me to, then give me what they considered a better life. I want to do that over and over again.”

We're thrilled to announce that Ashley Walter, of Living with Ashley, is the newest member of Gift of Adoption's Board of Directors. It's a privilege to have her entrepreneurial spirit and personal passion on our team.

https://giftofadoption.org/2019/10/…
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“I was adopted at birth by my family and the woman who facilitated my adoption is my godmother,” says Ashley Walter. “I am overwhelmed every day by the selflessness of someone who carried me to, then give me what they considered a better life. I want to do that over and over again.”

Were thrilled to announce that Ashley Walter, of Living with Ashley, is the newest member of Gift of Adoptions Board of Directors. Its a privilege to have her entrepreneurial spirit and personal passion on our team.

https://giftofadoption.org/2019/10/18/gift-of-adoption-welcomes-ashley-walter-​to-its-board-of-directors/

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Making a great team even better. Welcome Ashley!!

A warm welcome Ashley, great to have you on board

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Sometimes, adoptive families experience unexpected challenges. Check out this inspirational story of an adoptive family that helped their child overcome unforeseen medical problems.

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Sometimes, adoptive families experience unexpected challenges. Check out this inspirational story of an adoptive family that helped their child overcome unforeseen medical problems.

https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2019-09-20/aha-news-adopted-babys-unexpected-heart-problem-brought-unexpected-joy
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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.