The cost to adopt a family depends upon the size of the family and the ages of the children. When you sign-up to be a donor, we will ask you for your budget and match you accordingly, or we may suggest other valuable ways you can donate such as purchasing a Special Item or donating grocery or gift cards.

When adopting a family, our expectations are that you provide:

  • A selection of items from each child's needs and wishes lists that are within your budget. Based on past experience with donors, we estimate the average spent is $150 per child, in order to provide a selection of their needs and wishes. This can vary depending on the ages.
  • A $25 grocery gift card per person in the family, if requested (i.e. $100 for a family of four)
  • A small, token gift for parent(s)/guardian(s) (approx. value $25 per)  

For example: the estimated average cost of adopting a family of four (2 parents + 2 children) will be approximately $450 based on the above factors.