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Help Lift the Wait!


1. Donate Now

CAP depends upon public donations to continue its work. You can help! Making a donation through our secure server is fast and easy. When we receive your donation, we will send you an acknowledgement in the mail for tax purposes.

Please note: We use Click & Pledge to help us keep our costs low and allow us to spend more time and money on our programs! Please consider making a donation today. If you prefer not to give online using our secure server, please feel free to send a donation through the mail or call 888.835.8802.

Please know that it is Children Awaiting Parents’ policy to not share or sell donor names and contact information.

To view Children Awaiting Parents’ gift acceptance policy, please click here. As always, thank you for your support.

2. Help Children for Decades to Come

You can help ensure that we are here to help lonely, abandoned children by including Children Awaiting Parents in your estate planning. By including Children Awaiting Parents in your will, you can make a true difference in the lives of future generations of children in need. For more information on including Children Awaiting Parents in your estate planning, please consult your attorney or financial advisor. (More information here.)

3. Get your Business or Organization Involved in FUN-draising or Gift Matching!

Want to make the most of your charitable gift? Donate through ICA and encourage your employer to MATCH your contribution!

Have fun with your co-workers while raising money for a worthy cause! Happy hour, dress down day, creating a walk team, sports tournaments and more can be tailored to your business and

 build employee morale while helping children find permanent families. (More information here)

4. Go Shopping!

Children Awaiting Parents has never been easier through IGive and Amazon! Simply log on to www.iGive.com or Amazon, do your on-line shopping and identify Children Awaiting Parents as your cause of choice. For every purchase that you make, a portion of the proceeds will be sent to Children Awaiting Parents. Happy shopping and thank you! 



5. Donate an Unwanted Vehicle

Donating a vehicle is very simple and is a wonderful way to support Children Awaiting Parents’ efforts to find a family for every child in foster care.

One generous donor wrote:

“It is undeniable that the basis of a nation is first the family. Nobody wants to be in a situation where you lack of affection, attention and care. I say so because I have been there done that,  having lost my mother when I was 2 years old and my father ten years later. Today, as a father, I see in every child without family what I once was, therefore I will always whenever possible, seize any opportunity to encourage and support organizations that help children who do not have the love and support of a family of their own. It is gratifying to know that somewhere in the country a child is in good hands thanks to my modest contribution. I invite everyone to be generous toward Children Awaiting Parents. I found this organization by browsing the internet in search of a credible organization that promotes children welfare and after reading the mission statement. It is obvious that Children Awaiting Parent is trustworthy.”

-JF Mbida, New Jersey

6. Sponsor A Child

To actively recruit a family for a child costs us $500 a year. You can help by sponsoring our efforts. Whether you are interested in sponsoring several children for multiple years or would like to underwrite the costs associated with recruiting for one child for one month at $40, your financial support would be greatly appreciated.

7. Our Wish List

  • New Backpacks & Duffel Bags
  • Stamps
  • Office Supplies
  • Laminator & Commercial Electric 3 Hole Punch (new or gently used)
  • NEW DVDs, computer games and mp3 players
  • Digital Video Camera
  • Borders, Movie Theater, Walmart & Target Gift Cards
  • New Sporting Goods for Teens
  • 4 x 6 photo albums

 Please make sure the items on our Wish List are suitable for teens. Thank you!

8. Leadership Giving Circle

Since 1972, Children Awaiting Parents has been dedicated to finding permanent adoptive homes for the children in America who typically wait the longest in foster care. As we approach our 40th anniversary, we are proud of all that has been accomplished and are determined to continue our advocacy for children waiting in foster care, long into the future. Contact Melanie Schmidt for more information on how you can be a part of Leadership Giving Circle.

9. Celebrate with a Donation

Encourage guests to make a donation to Children Awaiting Parents in lieu of receiving gifts at your next big event or make a donation as your party favor. Helping kids in foster care find forever families is an amazing way to commemorate your special event!


With your generous support, CAP can help shorten the hours, days, months and years waiting children must endure until they find a loving home. Help us Lift the Wait: The weight of loneliness; and the heartbreak of waiting.

There are several ways that you can help Lift the Wait for our children. For more information on any of the ideas listed below, please contact us at info@capbook.org or 888.835.8802. 


If there are any concerns or corrections regarding your information, or you wish to be removed from our mailing list, please contact Melanie Schmidt at melanie@capbook.org or call 888.835.8802.