Signature Programs

Fred M. Riley Foundation
Birth  Parent Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund provides opportunities for birth mothers to continue their education. When hope for the future seems dim because of circumstances, financial or otherwise, this scholarship fund can provide a boost up that can help. We encourage birth mothers in need of this assistance to apply for this scholarship. Advocates of adoption that have the means and desire to help are encouraged to donate to this worthy cause. This scholarship fund was established in the name of Fred M. Riley a longtime advocate and activist for adoption.


Fred M. Riley Foundation
Birth  Parent Counseling Fund

Through education opportunities and counseling support, we enable a brighter future for birth parents who have lovingly chosen adoption, which is perhaps the greatest sacrifice a parent can make for their child.

The  Fred M. Riley Birth Parent Counseling Fund offers financial assistance to birth parents in continued need of clinical counseling following the placement of their child through adoption. Funds will be granted to Birth Parents who complete an application based on the availability of funds at the time of application.  Funds will be paid directly to the service provider.

United for Adoption

United for Adoption is an organization that supports adoptive children, birth parents, and adoptive parents through education, outreach, support, and activities.


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Additional Ways to Help Finance Adoption

Matching gift programs from employer to employee. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs to benefit employees wanting to adopt. If you are an employer, consider starting this benefit program in your company. As an employee, consider asking your employer to develop this program.

Leave a legacy. Consider how you might make an impact by leaving a gift in your will to any one of the above mentioned programs.