Help send first-time adoption families on family adventures!

For: Adventure Is Out There
Dallas, TX
Organizer: Josh Bray
of $20,000 goal
4% Complete
Raised by 4 donors

The Story

Adventure Is Out There (AIOT) is a non-profit that provides family-based experiences for first-time adoption families. Nearly 100% of all donations go directly to making these trips possible.

Adventure Is Out There experiences are designed to help first-time adoption families build closer relationships both together and with other adoptive families. They benefit parents who are receiving resources through the adoption process and provides an opportunity to use that knowledge in an enriching environment that builds on what they’ve learned. We also award these experiences to say “Thank You” to the wonderful parents who are providing children forever homes who otherwise would have uncertain futures.

Signing the adoption decree, while a blessing, is the beginning of emotional challenges to overcome and the unlearning of survival skills that may have been developed because of the past. It's not uncommon for trauma to play a major role in the world of foster and adoption. The American Academy of Pediatrics says, “Assume that all children who have been adopted or fostered have experienced trauma.” Understanding this, families who foster and adopt not only invest their time and resources, they open their hearts and homes to help these children overcome this trauma and their everyday challenges.

AIOT's family trips are a fantastic opportunity to get the family out of their everyday normal, to allow the children to regain some of their childhood while also providing opportunities for the new families to create some of their very first memories together. These trips also serve to connect first-time adoption families so that the parents and kids can connect with others who are on a similar journey.

Finally, we understand the financial responsibility that these families face. The funds required to foster, then adopt and as is often the case provide medical/therapeutic resources can quickly add up. So AIOT will provide these experiences all-inclusive to make this incredible adventure a reality.

Please help us thank and reward future adoption families by making a contribution. The more funds we can raise the more adventures we can offer these amazing families! 

Adventure Is Out There is a non-profit 501(c)(3) national organization and your contribution does qualify as a tax deduction. Please consult your tax advisor to determine the deductibility of any contribution.

We are always so grateful for the generosity and support of our donors during this giving experience. On behalf of all the families we have served and are yet to serve, we at AIOT very much appreciate your generous donations.

Launched April 2017, Adventure Is Out There is a non-profit for first-time adoption families. We advance education and training by awarding experiences to encourage family bonding together and with other adoptive families. We started AIOT because we saw a need to help these first-time parents and their new families. Children who had uncertain futures now have a forever family they can call their own. Where we come in is awarding family-focused trips that provide bonding opportunities while also allowing parents to use tools they've learned in an enriching, real-world environment.

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