Special thanks go to:
- Fairwinds Group for unmatched web and tech guidance, advise and support
- Miranda Creative of Norwich for their website and marketing assistance
We are tremendously indebted to these benevolent supporters for their donation of expertise and countless hours toward the improvement of our services. We are grateful for their philanthropy.
Thank you for taking the time to come to this page and consider a donation. We truly appreciate all of our generous supporters who have made our work possible throughout the years. By making a donation to CAS, you can help give a child a “forever family”, one that he or she will grow up in and be a part of for their lifetime.
There are two ways that you can help support CAS.
- First, you can donate to CAS as a whole, which will support all the services CAS provides.
- Second, we welcome donations for Project Connecticut’s Child, our program to recruit, train, approve and support families who wish to adopt children from the Connecticut state foster care system. Started in 2005, Project Connecticut’s Child (PCC)has found families for those children considered more difficult to place, including older children, sibling groups, African American children, and those whose parents have significant mental illness. It takes an average of $4,000 to provide all the services necessary to make such an adoption possible. Your gift of:
- $2,000 would cover the cost of the Home Study, which is the family evaluation process.
- $500 would pay for a family to receive the required 36-hour training classes.
- $1500 would cover the services the CAS social worker provides to assist with matching the family to an appropriate child, plus provide ongoing support services until the adoption is finalized.
For children in state foster care who cannot return to their biological family, research has shown that being adopted is the single most important factor in achieving life-long stability and becoming a contributing member of society. Please consider helping these children find a permanent, loving family that will give them happiness and hope.
Donations to Project CT’s Child may be made in honor of Barbara Sheffey, one of the primary founders of the original agency that started this program. Barbara was a vital part of the organization and served on the Board of Directors until her retirement in 2005. Sadly, Barbara passed away on November 12, 2010. Donations given in her name will assist the program with continuing its original mission.
However you choose to lend your support to CAS, we thank you. Please let us know by email (CTadoptions@waterfordcs.org), letter, or phone call how you wish to designate your gift. We look forward to having you as part of our CAS family.
Connecticut Adoption Services welcomes donations from individuals and businesses. Donations can be made to PCC or to CAS as a whole. Monetary donations, as well as donations of items for fundraising purposes, are completely tax-deductible, since the agency is a registered charity organization. Please help us further our mission of finding families for children in need by becoming one of our valued supporters today!
Leave a Legacy
Every day, people from all walks of life make gifts to charity through their wills, making a tremendous difference in the world they leave behind. If you are interested in leaving a legacy of your own, please visit the Leave a Legacy website by clicking on the logo above and then contact CAS.
Employer Matching Gift Programs
Many companies sponsor programs called “Matching Funds or Matching Gifts” – so that every dollar you donate to CAS turns into TWO! These programs usually require that you secure and fill-out the proper form from your employer. PLEASE check with your employer to see if they offer a matching gift program. Then, obtain a form from your company, and submit the completed form with your donation to CAS. Below are some local companies that provide a matching or other grant program for their employees. If your company provides this type of benefit and isn’t listed below, please email us at: CTadoptions@waterfordcs.org
AetnaPartners in Community Giving: Matching Grants & Aetna Volunteers
The Aetna Foundation’s Partners in Community Giving is a program to encourage employees and eligible individuals to support nonprofit charitable organizations and to serve as volunteers with community agencies.
This company has a matching gifts program for its employees, as well as a community volunteer program.
UnitedTechnologies Matching Gifts Program & Volunteer Grant Programs
Their matching gifts program provides an opportunity for UTC to enhance personal gifts of employees to eligible organizations by matching the gift amount dollar-for-dollar. Their Volunteer Grant Program is designed to recognize and encourage employee volunteer activities through contributions to specific organizations in which employees are involved.
Help CAS Recruit
If you are interested in helping with the recruitment of adoptive parents for special needs, hard-to-place or minority children, please contact CAS at 860-886-7500 ext. 5355 or SCouillard@waterfordcs.org. Thank you!