ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS OF AGREEMENT

FOR MAKING DONATIONS

AdoptionBridge is sponsored by the 501c3 organization Every Child Has A Name. 100% of the money donated to families goes directly to help pay adoption fees. The IRS requires that the board of directors makes an independent decision to award grants, but AdoptionBridge is committed to offering grants to adoptive families that meet or exceed the amount of money raised in their honor. Gifts are tax-deductible.

Donors should have the understanding that donations are "without strings attached."  donations are not tax-deductible if they are given to a specific individual.

Donations to AdoptionBridge are subject to a 3% credit card processing fee with PayPal.

AdoptionBridge is a pass-through organization and retains no funds, unless specifically indicated by the donor.  Donors may select to make an additional contribution to support AdoptionBridge.

If a family is unable to complete the intended adoption, funds will be distributed to another adoptive family at the discretion of Every Child Has a Name.  There are no refunds given to the adoptive family, since gifts are tax-deductible and must be used for a charitable purpose.  All funds due to the agency for the incomplete adoption will be paid, and the remainder awarded to another adoptive family.  This way, all funds are used for adoption.

It is possible you may pay your fees to your adoption agency and then raise funds on AdoptionBridge that exceed your total amount due to the agency.  In this case, ask your adoption agency for a refund of the fees you paid.  AdoptionBridge cannot give a refund, but your agency should only collect the total amount due, and should refund excess money, provided that excess amount was actually paid by you.

 

FOR VIEWING WAITING CHILDREN PROFILES

Each time you receive information regarding waiting children, you agree to be bound by these Terms of use, as may be amended or without notice. You are subject to any rules or laws applicable to the receiving of photo listed children.

1. Registration and responsibilities:

To continue receiving information via Constant Contact, webinars or other password protected emails regarding waiting children, you will be required to submit your name, email address and basic information to register. Also, you agree to provide truthful information and must be at least 21 years old. By registering to receive these Constant Contacts, webinars, or other emails regarding waiting children, you explicitly agree to AdoptionBridge’s Terms of use, including any amendments made without notice.

You agree not to re-post any information about children elsewhere.

2. The Sending of Constant Contact Service, Webinars, or General Emails:

When the information regarding available children are sent, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information regarding a child, and we are not responsible or liable for timeliness of the information or the accuracy as such information can change.  Our desire and intent are to provide accurate information regarding the children at all times; however, a child’s medical condition can change and more recent and accurate information may not be available at the time that information is presented. We encourage all families to obtain a professional medical evaluation based on the child’s pictures and written medical report before making a decision to adopt a child. We also require all families to be well educated regarding adoption-related issues and the specific medical and other conditions and disabilities that the child may present.

3. Truthfulness in Presenting Yourself:

If you see a child whom you are interested in adopting, please note that you must have a homestudy to be matched with a child. We have high standards regarding the homestudy process and the education you must receive. If do not have a homestudy or are in the homestudy process, you cannot be assigned a child.  If you see a child whom you would like to consider for adoption, you must complete the homestudy process.  Some children who are older or have more serious disabilities in many instances will most unlikely be matched with another family while you are completing your homestudy. However, we cannot match you with a child until you have an approved homestudy and meet the requirements of the child’s country. We cannot guarantee that a waiting child will be available when your homestudy is complete. We also cannot guarantee that a child who is listed as available for adoption will remain available for adoption or that you can adopt that child.

4. Privacy policy:

We will not be sending the child’s actual name through Constant Contacts, webinars, or any other general emails. We will honor the children’s privacy.  Data and other identifiable information collected on those seeking information regarding the children is subject to all applicable laws of the United States federal and state laws and standard practices relating to the collection and use of personal and other information from users.

5. Your conduct:

You are responsible for not distributing information regarding children. If you know of someone who may be interested in learning more about a child available for adoption, direct them to us. You agree not to share pictures of the child with others. If in the event someone accesses information through your account, you agree to immediately notify AdoptionBridge of any unauthorized use of your user account.  You agree that all information or data of any kind, whether text, software, code, music or sound, photographs or graphics, video or other materials, made available will not be distributed. By agreeing to receive information regarding Waiting Children through the Constant Contacts or webinars or any service provided, you explicitly agree that:

(a) You will not conduct yourself in any way that may be construed as: unlawful; illegal; threatening; harmful; abusive; harassing; stalking; tortuous; defamatory; libelous; vulgar; obscene; offensive; objectionable; pornographic; designed to interfere with or disrupt the operation of this or any service provided;

(b) You will not deliberately send emails infected with a virus or other destructive or deleterious programming routine; giving rise to civil or criminal liability; or in violation of an applicable local, national or international law;

(c) You will not impersonate or misrepresent yourself or your association with any person or entity;

(d) You will not collect or harvest any information about other users;

(e) You will not use information regarding children or other families in any commercial or volunteer manner,

(f) You will not provide any content that may give rise to the webmaster or editor of the Constant Contact, the producers of Constant Contacts, the webinar hosts, WebEX or any other hosting program, being held civilly or criminally liable, or that may be considered a violation of any local, national or international law, including — but not limited to — laws relating to copyrights, trademarks, patents, or trade secrets.

(g) You will not use the information regarding children to harvest/collect information, private or public, on children presented. Information regarding the children or other families seeking information regarding the children may not be re-posted through email, discussion groups, postal mail, newsletter or any other form of conveying information to others.

(h) If in the event your misconduct leads to a child being exploited, Adoption Bridge reserves the right to bring prosecution through legal means.

6. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the editors, representatives, subsidiaries, affiliates, related parties, officers, directors, employees, agents of any of the information disseminated through Constant Contact emails, private emails, or webinars, from any claim or demand, including reasonable legal fees, that may be filed by any third party, arising out of your conduct or connection with the Constant Contact email, or WebEx service, your provision of content, your violation of these Terms or use, or anyt other violation by you of the rights of another person or party.

7. Disclaimer of Warranties

You agree that by receiving information through Constant Contact email or WebEx or other email or Internet sources, you receive this information at your own risk.

We make no warranty, either implied or express, that Internet service will be uninterrupted, error-free, virus-free, timely, secure, accurate, and reliable.