Frequently Asked Questions
What if I have questions about the gifts listed on the Family Wishlist?
If you require more details or have questions about the items on the Family Wishlist, please contact the Nominating Partner that is working with your adopted family. They will be able to communicate directly with the adopted family and provide you with any missing information.
Can I deliver gifts to my adopted family/families?
Yes, if and only if your adopted family is willing to accept gifts delivered to their home. Please contact the Nominating Partner if you have any questions.
What if I can’t deliver gifts to my adopted family or follow through with my adoption?
If you are unable to deliver gifts to your adopted family or Nominating Partner OR if you are unable to follow through with your adoption, please contact us immediately. We will need to make other arrangements for gift delivery or assign another Adopting Angel to the family as soon as possible.
Can my gift donations be anonymous?
Yes, if you would like to remain anonymous, let us know when you register to Adopt A Family. You will need to contact the Nominating Partner to arrange a time and place to deliver the gifts at least 10 days before Christmas.
When and where should I deliver gifts?
If you are delivering gifts to your adopted family directly, please schedule a delivery time via your Nominating Partner at least 10 days before Christmas. Please make sure that all parties are aware of when and where the delivery will take place.
If the Nominating Partner is picking up gifts for delivery, arrange a time with the Nominating Partner at least 10 days before Christmas. Please make sure that all parties are aware of when and where the gift pick up will take place.
If you find that you are unable to deliver gifts or follow through with your commitment as an Adopting Angel, please contact us as soon as possible to make other arrangements.
Do I need to wrap the gifts?
Please wrap and clearly label the gifts for each family member. If you are unable to wrap your gifts, we would appreciate a donation of gift wrapping materials.
Do I need to include receipts for the gifts?
Please include gift receipts for items like clothing so that the adopted family is able to exchange any items that were purchased in the incorrect size.
I can’t adopt a family, but I still want to donate and/or volunteer my time. How can I help?
We always appreciate any donation to CFAF! Please visit the Contribute page to learn about the various ways you can help.
Are my donations tax deductible?
Yes. Please print out our Donation Receipt. Make sure to save and attach your receipts to the Donation Receipt and retain for your tax purposes.
Families/ Nominating Partners
Our family is in need. We would like to get adopted. Can I nominate myself?
No, you cannot nominate yourself or your family. You must be nominated by a Nominating Partner to be accepted into the CFAF program. Please visit the How to Nominate A Family page for more information.
My family was involved in the program last year. Do I need to have a Nominating Partner apply again?
Yes, please have your Nominating Partner fill out the Nominate A Family registration. This form now includes the Family Wishlist.
I’m a friend of a family in need, can I nominate them?
You can nominate a family in need if you are an approved Nominating Partner. This means you must be a caseworker or work with a recognized agency. To become a Nominating Partner or learn how you can connect with a Nominating Partner, please review the How to Nominate A Family page.
My family wasn’t accepted into the program. What should I do?
I work with a recognized agency/ I am a caseworker. How do I become an approved Nominating Partner?
When do you start accepting nominations?
We begin accepting nominations on September 1st. Please apply early, as we accept nominations on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the large volume of requests we receive, we will stop accepting nominations on December 1st.
I’m already an approved Nominating Partner. What do I do next?
Please begin the nomination process by registering to Nominate A Family. This must be filled out completely for EACH family you are nominating.
My nominee was involved in the program last year. Do I need to fill out the Nomination & Release Form again?
Yes, please register to Nominate A Family. This form now includes the Family Wishlist. This must be filled out completely for EACH family you are nominating.