Become An Adopting Angel

Family Wishlist Guidelines

The giving season is quickly approaching, and as always, we want all of our nominated families to have an equal chance at being adopted. This year, we have put together a list of tips and gift request suggestions that we believe will help guide our families and encourage more adoptions from our Angel donors.

Wish List Suggestions:

  • Household Wishlist: Cleaning supplies, kitchenware, laundry basket, home décor, board games, movie tickets, restaurant gift cards, grocery gift cards, passes to zoo/OMSI/Children’s museum, etc.
  • Gifts for Mom: Sheets, Clothing, Socks, Gift Cards, household wants, hobby supplies, toiletries, shoes, etc.
  • Gifts for Dad: Sheets, Clothing, Socks, Gift Cards, household wants, hobby supplies, toiletries, shoes.
  • Gifts for Kids: Learning toys, Toys, Gift Cards, Clothing, Jackets, Socks, hobby supplies, books, shoes.

We recommend including several items for each family member – this gives our Adopting Angels a variety of gift items to shop for.

Families are more than welcome to include bigger ticket items, but we would ask that they consider listing them as “Big Wishes” for the whole family. Families limiting their wishlist items to only big purchases do have a harder time getting adopted.

In addition to wish list items, we also ask that families provide a few interests, hobbies, movie/TV show characters, favorite colors, etc. for each individual member. This is a chance for our donors to learn more about the family they have adopted and ensure personalized gifts.