Gift of Adoption Fund

A nonprofit organization

501 donors


Gift of Adoption awards grants to complete the adoptions of vulnerable children - giving them permanent families and the chance to thrive.  


Jeanette and Cole of Jackson, MN recently completed the adoption of their son, Landon, with the help of a Gift of Adoption grant.

Landon's birth mother was experiencing homelessness and drug addiction while pregnant and made the brave decision to place him up for adoption, providing him with a safe, stable environment. Cole and Jeanette stepped forward, despite the financial hurdles associated with adoption, and began the process of welcoming Landon into their family. 

Now over 1-year-old, Landon has overcome a number of medical challenges to begin to thrive. 

Cole writes, "Our son went through withdrawal and was in a step-down unit for a week before being discharged from the hospital. He has been doing very well, meeting most of the milestones and is a happy baby... Many costs go into making an adoption happen, and we are thankful to be receivers of a grant from Gift of Adoption."

Jeanette and Cole finalized Landon's adoption in 2020 and are providing him with the love, attention and care he needs and deserves. 

"We have now officially finalized the adoption," Cole adds. "The judge, at finalization, said that she expects him to do great things."

Please help more vulnerable children like Landon join safe, permanent families like Cole and Jeanette by contributing to our Spring Forward campaign. Your contribution will help Gift of Adoption Fund - Minnesota Chapter provide a greater number of children with the chance to thrive.

About Gift of Adoption

Gift of Adoption is a national charity that provides grants of up to $15,000 to complete the adoptions of vulnerable children. Priority is placed on helping children facing what is possibly their only chance at adoption, including those at-risk of separation from siblings, entering foster care, aging-out of an orphanage, or with special needs.

When you give to Gift of Adoption, 100 percent of your tax-deducible donation will go directly toward a grant serving a child in-need.

Gift of Adoption is the largest provider of adoption assistance grants on a nondiscriminatory basis (without regard to age, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or marital status) and our grants are paid directly to adoption agencies and attorneys working on the child’s behalf. Since inception in 1996, Gift of Adoption has awarded $11.2 million to give 3,808 children permanent families and the chance to thrive.  In Minnesota, Gift of Adoption has awarded $465,723, uniting 170 children with permanent families, as of December 2020.

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Organization name

Gift of Adoption Fund

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Children & Family


P.O. Box 567 2001 Waukegan Road
Techny, IL 60082


(877) 905-2367

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