Why Do We Fundraise?
A large portion of the clients we serve are experiencing financial hardships. Many of the birth parents we work with choose adoption because they are not able to provide the life they want their child to have. They may be out of work due to their pregnancy, or they may already be struggling to provide for the children they are already parenting. Adoption laws in Illinois and Indiana allow for the adoptive parents to assist with some of these pregnancy related expenses; however, we frequently encounter situations where expectant parents are not yet matched but need financial help or have needs that the adoptive family is not able to cover. Thankfully, we have the support of generous donations to our Emergency Fund for Pregnant Women and Their Children that can help cover the cost of these expenses.
- $40 covers a gift card for maternity clothes
- $100 provides a week of groceries for an expectant mother and her child
- $100 can also purchase a 30-day bus pass or Uber gift card for prenatal visits
- $150 pays for one month of utilities
- $500 can provide one month of food and personal items for a family of three
- $1,200 covers rent, utilities, and food for a month
- $2,000 ensures two months of living expenses
Our Emergency Fund continues to be a vital support for our birth parents; however, in the last year, we’ve seen a significant increase in relative adoptions, and with that, we’ve identified another area of need. We work with many families who are raising a relative’s child. Their hope is to adopt, providing the child with a permanent and stable home; but many are unable to afford all of the fees that come with adoption. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we are able to subsidize home study fees for these families, ensuring that they are able to adopt and provide a lifelong, loving home for these children.
If you’re interested in supporting our mission with a donation, click the “Donate Now” tab at the top of our webpage. We thank you for generosity and kindness. Stay tuned to our social media channels in the coming weeks to learn more about the impact your donations have on our clients’ lives. You can find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/AdoptionCenter1 and on Instagram @CenterforFamily.