We at Project HOPEFUL support fundraising for adoptions because we understand that many families do not have sufficient funds to adopt without help. We believe that the God of the universe will help people who are taking a leap of faith to give a child – or children – a family.
To that end, Project HOPEFUL established the Families in the Gap Program (FIG Program) to help families raise funds for adoptions. The FIG Program allows families or advocates to open a tax-deductible fund for a waiting child who meets Project HOPEFUL’s mission (children with HIV/AIDS and other children overlooked for adoption). All donations to this child’s fund will be tax deductible and will be used for a family to adopt this specific child. You can use a FIG fund to raise money for your own adoption or to help another family. In either case, funds are earmarked for a specific child and will only be used for that child – never returned to a family.
Since families who are fundraising for an adoption can be met with questions (at best) and criticism (at worst) during the fundraising phase, here are a few things for families to prayerfully consider when deciding whether to establish a FIG fund with Project HOPEFUL:
Should we fundraise or fund the adoption ourselves?
What resources do you have that you could use to contribute to the adoption of this child? Do you have savings or investments? Do you have extra resources? Do you have items you could sell or repurpose?
What resources does your extended family have that they may be willing to give to the benefit of this child? If you are expecting a large cash gift at Christmas or a birthday, for […]