National Doughnut Day: Adoption Fundraiser


This year on June 7th is National Doughnut Day! Now, I know what you’re thinking… how are doughnuts related to adoption? Well, in the small town of Warsaw, Indiana with a population of about 15,000, on this day there is a fundraising event for prospective adoptive families to assist them in fundraising needed funds for their adoption processes. The event is sponsored by a non-profit organization called Raise the Dough and they have been putting this event on since 2014. The executive director noticed a lot of individuals volunteering to help and decided that this day should be about more than just doughnuts.

This event is a steppingstone for the community to help support families who were pursing an adoption as a way to expand their families. As we all know, the adoption process can be rather expensive. This is due to the background checks, home studies, the paperwork needed for your dossiers, translating those documents, and services provided to families to navigate the complex legal process of adoption and much more.

To help support these adoptive families, individuals can place an online order to a local doughnut vendor or doughnuts are also available at the Raise the Dough event. Individuals can present their ticket for the online purchase and receive their doughnuts in person. Raise the Dough’s biggest goal is to raise as much funding as they can for these pursing families. If you are not a doughnut fan, there is an option to also donate directly on behalf of these families on their website!

MLJ Adoptions understands the financial aspect of adoption can be difficult for some families and we are here to help you! We have a financial resource advisor that can assist you with fundraising, grants and adoption loans specific to your adoption and financial needs. Once you become an official client with us, MLJ’s financial resource advisor will be able to provide you with all the resources and information on financial guides and applicable tax credits!

For more information on Raise the Dough, please visit Here is also a video of their last year’s highlights

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