CNN Hero and Help Us Adopt Founder Becky Fawcett is Today’s Honoree

Prior to the creation of Helpusadopt.org, Becky was a successful luxury lifestyle public relations and marketing specialist who owned her own New York based firm, The Fawcett Group. Before she started her own business in 1999 she was Director of Marketing for Philadelphia magazine. She holds a B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College, 1992. Prior to the launch of Helpusadopt.org Fawcett sat on the boards of Living Beyond Breast Cancer, The Main Line Art Center and also the Young Executive Board of Children’s Crisis Treatment Center and The Pennsylvania Ballet’s Cornerstone Society.

In response to their own adoption experience, Becky and her husband Kipp founded Helpusadopt.org (2007) in order to help couples/individuals overcome the financial hurdles they meet along the way to completing their own adoptions. In May 2011, Becky was named one of CNN’s Heroes; in September 2011 she was named a “Hero Among Us” by PEOPLE Magazine; and in February Becky was NY1’s New Yorker of the week. Becky serves as executive director on a pro bono basis, writes her own blog An Infertile Blonde, which was recently recognized as one of the top 20 adoption blogs in the country by Adoptive Families Magazine. She dreams of writing a book and lives in NYC with her husband, two children and a somewhat disrespectful dog who likes to sleep on the dining room table when no one is looking.

Since their launch in 2007, Helpusadopt.org has helped to build 65 families by awarding $495,000 through its adoption grant program. The Helpusadopt.org families live all over the country and consist of heterosexual married couples, single parents (both male and female) and LGBT couples. Helpusadopt.org is the only organization of its kind, based on their non-discriminatory approach to family building and adoption, the sizeable grants that they award (up to $15,000) and the fact that there is no application fee.

Visit Help Us Adopt for more infromation.

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