How to Adopt A Family
By agreeing to adopt one of our families you are making a commitment to provide the family you have chosen with enough gifts to give them a meaningful Christmas. You understand that all of our families are living on the edge financially and struggle every month to just cover the costs of providing the basics like food, shelter, and clothing.
We do not set a minimum expectation as to what you will provide for the family, however we ask that you be as generous as possible. The Wishlist that the families provide is meant to be a guide in helping you to give items that are truly needed or desired in order to give these families a reason to rejoice on Christmas Day.
To become one of our Adopting Angels, please read the Adoption Guidelines below carefully and register to Adopt A Family to get started. We appreciate you contributing to our cause.
READY TO ADOPT A FAMILY?
We ask our Adopting Angels to accept the important responsibility of keeping all parties informed of their progress. Once you have registered to Adopt A Family, you will be able to view adoptable families and select your preference.
You will need to decide how involved you want to be with the family you adopt. Do you wish to have direct contact with the family and deliver your gifts personally, or do wish to remain anonymous and have your gifts delivered on your behalf? Direct contact is perhaps the most rewarding and helps us with arranging delivery. If you wish to have direct contact make sure you choose a family that allows direct contact.
When a family has been selected, Adopting Angels will receive the contact information of the Nominating Partner and work with them to follow through with the adoption commitment. If you have chosen not to have direct contact and to have the gifts delivered on your behalf, you will need to arrange delivery with your adopted family’s Nominating Partner. Gifts must be delivered to either your adopted family or to the Nominating Partner at least 10 days before Christmas.
Gifts must be wrapped and labeled clearly. If you are purchasing clothing, please include a gift receipt for size exchanges. Please consider including a grocery store gift card (Fred Meyer, Safeway, etc.) for the family’s Christmas dinner. We recommend $25 per family member.
Any questions regarding the Family Wishlist or other concerns regarding your adopted family should be directed to the Nominating Partner. If you are having difficulty contacting the Nominating Partner, please feel free to contact us.