Stone Family Adoption Assistance Fund
The Vandermark Foundation is committed to helping adoptive families and was pleased to learn of the work of the Stone Family Adoption Assistance Fund. The first project we learned of that the Stone Family Adoption Assistance Fund was working on was to help a woman who had served as foster mother to a severely disabled boy who had basically aged out of the system. Foster Mom felt that there was no alternative but to adopt him. The most difficult challenge was that, due to his disability, she had difficulty lifting him in order to care for his personal hygiene. The Stone Family Adoption Assistance Fund installed ramps and a lift so that she could continue to care for her adopted son. Upon meeting the families we heard one story after another of people wanting to bring a child into their family but having to face an obstacle that seemed too big to overcome. A single woman who was prepared to adopt a toddler found that her new adopted daughter had siblings. She took in the siblings as well but needed help to expand living space in her home.
The Stone Family Adoption Assistance Fund operates in Massachusetts and provides all of their services through volunteers. They do not have employees but rely on a core of loyal long-term volunteers. As a result, virtually 100% of the donations go directly to families. In 2013 the Vandermark Foundation made a five-year commitment to the Stone Family Adoption Assistance Fund. The Stone Family Adoption Assistance Fund is dedicated to the building of families through adoption. They accomplish this goal by raising funds to provide financial assistance to deserving parents that wish to adopt, or have incurred economic hardship through adoption, and do not have sufficient funds to fulfill their dreams.
Make a donation to Stone Family Adoption Assistance Fund or to learn more about their work.