There are several ways that you can help Lift the Wait for our children:

Dontate 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. Click on the give button to make a donation. Thank you for your support! (Please note: We use a nonprofit service to process our credit card transactions. LIC ORG is the name that will appear on your credit card statement - not CAP. Using a 3rd party helps us keep our costs low and allows 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. Make a Donation >

Become an Adoptive Parent

You can see America's waiting children in The CAP Book, on this web site, on the AdoptUSKids web site or on your state's photolisting directory. 

Become a Foster Parent

There is an urgent need for families who will care for children of all ages for several days or many months. Foster parents may be able to adopt the children in their care if the children become legally free. Contact an agency in your area to get started in the process.

Distribute Posters and Bookmarks

Distribute posters and bookmarks to the places you visit - libraries, doctor's offices, grocery stores, shopping malls, hair salons, etc.

Arrange to have a CAP Representative Speak

Arrange to have a CAP representative speak at your church, PTA, club or professional organization.

Sponsor a Child

Sponsor a child through our stepping up for children initiative, and help America's forgotten children climb the ladder of success! We ask that you consider giving $500 for each child that you wish to sponsor.

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. 

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!

ICA logo

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. Learn More >

Make a donation

Go Shopping!

Shop Amazon

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!

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. Donate now online or call 1-877-999-8322.

Vehicle donation

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!

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.

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!