Welcome to Gift of Adoption Wisconsin

Welcome to GOA Wisconsin Welcome
to Gift of Adoption
We provide grants to complete the adoptions
of vulnerable children—giving them
permanent families and the chance to thrive.
Join the Cause Donate today to unite children with forever families. Every year families in Wisconsin seek
assistance to complete adoptions.
Apply for a Grant Apply for a Grant If you are facing a financial hurdle
in your adoption journey, consider
applying for a Gift of Adoption grant.

About Gift of Adoption Wisconsin

As of December 2020, Gift of Adoption Wisconsin has awarded $1,088,500 in adoption assistance grants across Wisconsin and the Midwest to complete the adoption of 380 children.

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Chapter Goal

Each year, Gift of Adoption Wisconsin receives requests from approximately 51 qualified families — representing a funding need of $202,300. The goal of the Wisconsin 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 Midwest 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 learn more, contact Pam Devereux, CEO.


Our Success Stories

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Samuel, adopted from U.S.A. by Chetek, WI, grant recipients Jessica and James

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Mira, adopted from India
by Brookfield, WI, grant recipients Elizabeth and Lee


Dain, adopted from China
by New Richmond, WI, grant recipients Dawn and Greg

Our Team

Deb Holtorf
(Angels in Adoption Award Recipient)
Scott Ripkey
Steve Hayes
Angels in Adoption Award Recipient
Jeff Krygiel
(Angels in Adoption Award Recipient)
Dawn Ripkey


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