Iowans for Adoption proudly hosts two adoption events every year. This includes the IFA annual Gala and the Gingerbread Run/Walk for Adoption. These events are always a highlight to our organization because we are helping Iowans become educated about adoption/foster care, awarding companies that provide adoption benefits to families and providing opportunities for adoptive families and birth parents to celebrate adoption in Iowa. See the events below for more details! If you would like to volunteer for either of these events, please send us an email at email@example.com. Thank you for your help!
The third annual IFA Gala will take place on Thursday, September 5th. Doors will open at 5:30 pm. The Gala will include a buffet dinner, a silent auction and a cash bar. Our featured speaker will be Renee Hardman, the CEO of the non-profit organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa. Our keynote speaker will be Rusty Johnson. Born and raised in Oskaloosa, Rusty will share his journey through foster care and the moments leading to professional career in music. All proceeds will go directly towards aiding Iowa families with the adoption process. To purchase tickets, click here. To learn more about the Gala and our speakers, click here for our flyer.
IFA 2018 keynote speaker and WHO-TV Channel 13 News Anchor, Jodi Long, shared her personal tie to adoption in last year's Gala.
Gingerbread Run/Walk for Adoption
The eighth annual Gingerbread Run/Walk for Adoption is a staple of Iowans for Adoption. Held in the fall, the run is a great way for Iowans to celebrate youth and families who have been impacted by adoption. Our 2019 Run will be held on October 12th at the Ankeny DMACC campus. To register for this event, click here and use the keyword, Ankeny, when completing your registration.