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How You Can Help
DNAConnect works because of the many contributions by those who believe in our mission.
Besides helping us out financially and spreading the word, if you are matched, you can have the $299 matching fee waived in 2 ways:
1. Connect Us with Birth Families
If you have contact information for a birth parent in China who relinquished a child, contact us. Your referral will equate to a $50 donation to DNAConnect under the Help Us Help You offer (see sidebar).
We welcome donations from individuals, other nonprofit organizations, and donor-advised funds from organizations. Click Here to Donate Now. Remember, a donation of $50 to DNAConnect entitles you to our Help Us Help You offer (see sidebar).
Other ways you can help:
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2. Spread the Word
Tell others about our mission and about this website. Spread the word on Facebook, to FCC groups, and adoption forums. Of prime importance is to encourage adoptees to test themselves. As more birth families are matched, they will spread the word to those in China, resulting in more birth families getting tested. Also of great importance is the need to make sure all birth families that are located are tested for inclusion into GedMatch. Requiring in-China searchers to provide contact information for any birth families that come forward is crucial to the success of the entire search community. In this way we all benefit. This project is truly a "pay it forward" opportunity.
Help Us Help You
Bottom Line: We need to find more birth families. To further that goal, our "Help Us Help You" offer can save you and your adoptive family friends up to $299 each.
How It Works: If you donate just $50 to DNAConnect OR you provide contact information for any birth parent in China for whom we are able to obtain a DNA test, and if you/your child is then matched with ANY of our current or future DNA samples, you will receive the birth family contact information FREE -- up to $299 in savings. Furthermore, for subsequent birth family you refer, you can pass the "Help Us Help You" offer to another adoptive family.
We Are Tax-Deductible: DNAConnect.org is a not-for-profit corporation approved by the IRS as a tax exempt public charity under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Donors can deduct contributions under applicable IRC sections (e.g. Sections 170, 2055, 2106, and 2522). Our “public charity” status (as opposed to private foundation status) makes it possible for donor-advised funds to donate and also for other 501(c)(3) organizations to donate. Contact us with recommendations.