Many communities have been impacted by our current situation, and the adoption community is no exception. Families who are matched with children around the globe find themselves unable to travel to and in some cases unable to even communicate with orphanages. Expectant mothers are struggling to support themselves, some have even become homeless. Families are not able to travel to support the courageous women who have chosen them to parent and to greet their children as they enter this world. Couples and individuals who were already struggling with the cost of adoption are now facing economic uncertainty. The community that we serve is in crisis and children's lives are at stake.

Our annual Faces of Adoption® Benefit & Silent Auction will no longer be held in person.  Instead we are asking everyone, across the globe, to come together virtually on May 28th in support of the families we serve, to ensure is still able to do what we do best - build families.  Dress up or dress down. Watch ABC7NY's Amy Freeze accept the Voice of Adoption Award. Get in a bidding battle in our online auction. All from the comfort of home!

By coming together on May 28th, we can show our support for families in the adoption process who are facing further hardships, financially and emotionally, because of this pandemic.

By coming together on May 28th, we can make a difference in the lives of children around the world who are in need of permanent, loving homes.

It is free to participate! Visit our auction page and select "Sign In" at the top.

We hope to raise $100,000 by May 28th. Based on our average grant size, that would build 12 families. You can help us reach this goal by making a donation, creating a fundraising page, purchasing a ticket or sponsorship, or participating in the online auction May 24th - May 28th.

This event would not be possible without our amazing committee: 

  • Glenn Hill & Peter Rider (Co-Chairs)
  • Traci & Jon Simpson (Co-Chairs)
  • Linda Yarden & Chris Smith (Co-Chairs)
  • Veronica & Anson Beard
  • Carol Becker
  • Jackie Cohen
  • Julie & Tom Crowley
  • Ana Carolina Curi 
  • Jeffrey Dorschuck
  • Becky & Kipp Fawcett
  • Monica & James Giove
  • Andrew Gonzales & Kimberly A. Reinhardt-Gonzales
  • Petek Gunay-Balatsas & Nikolaos Balatsas
  • Cindy Huang
  • Anissa & Rob Klein
  • Jamie & Shaun Kolnick
  • Lisa & Keith Lavitt
  • Robert Nuzzo & Leif Ellington
  • Denise Ott & Sergio Martinez
  • Candice Pell & Andrew Dluzniewski
  • Patrice & Andrew Simon
  • Carly & Brian Snyder
  • Lisa Kvaternik & Nicholas Snyder
  • Janice Spector & George Buchalter.