What is Gift of Adoption Fund?

Welcome to the Gift of Adoption Fund. Our mission is to fill the void that separates child from family – through adoption assistance grants that give vulnerable children a permanent home and the chance to thrive.

Because they were blessed with the resources to afford the financial burden poised by three adoptions, Lucy and Gene decided to pay it forward. So in 1996, with the sole purpose of helping children get adopted, the Wyka’s establish a private family giving foundation: The Gift of Adoption Fund.

To strength their vision, Lucy and Gene changed the legal status of the fund from a private to a public charity. This allowed affiliate organizations – chapters – to then be formed. Functioning as fundraising partners, these chapters share the Gift of Adoption Fund’s non-profit 501(c) 3 status while rallying local efforts across the country.

Why they are Awesome

  • The Gift of Adoption Fund has reached over 2,713 children with the gift of family.

  • More than $7.86 Million In Adoption Assistance Grants Have Been Awarded.

How To Connect Kindness


Be apart of the Connect Kindness movement. Bring attention to the Gift of Adoption Fund by sharing this page on your social media.


Donate money directly to the Gift of Adoption Fund. Be a part of giving families an opportunity to adopt a child.


Make a difference by getting involved with the fundraiser chapter in your state or apply to receive assistance from the Gift of Adoption Fund.