Goochland Christmas Mother Association
322, Goochland, VA 23063
Adopt a family:
Families, churches, civic groups,
and businesses who wish to do more can adopt a family.
For more information on adoptions email
or call the Christmas Mother Hotline,
Leave a message with your phone
number and it will be directed the adoptions committee
Understanding the Adoption Process
The need for support from the Goochland Christmas Mother program reached an
all time high. In 2017, 267 families were given a
happier Christmas thanks to the work of hundreds of volunteers and support
from the community.
We are able to offset some of this demand by finding
adoptive families such as
yourself to provide an individual or family with the same items our program
Our first goal is to match you with a family of your liking. Each
applicant/recipient who has applied to our program is carefully screened for
eligibility. From the group of recipients, we match adopters with a family
of their liking. Some may want a family with children, some prefer the
elderly or a single individual. We will do all that we can to find a match
for you. We will contact you personally to discuss your options.
Once a family has been matched we will notify the family that they have been
"adopted" by a private individual, business or church. We will send you an
itemization as to what is expected of you.
A recipient typically receives a food box which includes staple type items
in addition to a grocery gift card for perishable items. We provide you
with a suggested list of items. You will also receive the applicant's
"wish list" which is a comprehensive listing of items the applicant needs
or desires. This list will include sizes/colors and toys in the case where
there are children in the household. We ask that you purchase at least one
item from each family member's wish list. However, you are free to provide
the family with more if you so choose.
We then ask that you wrap and deliver directly to the family by
Saturday, December 8th. This date is especially important as this is the day
we wrap up our own delivery to families within our program.