LGBT Family Scholarship Opportunity

I Do Love Buffalo is providing financial support to LGBT prospective adoptive parents.
I Do Love Buffalo, Western New York’s first and only event and wedding expo that’s specific to the LGBT community, chose Adoption STAR as the designee of funds raised at their May 2015 event. The co-founders of I Do Love Buffalo, Heather Bellini and Soda Kuczkowski, asked that the funds be used to offset adoption-related expenses for LGBT adoptive parent clients of the agency that are home study approved and awaiting placement of a child.

There are two scholarships available. One scholarship is earmarked at $3,000.00 and the second scholarship is earmarked at $1,000.00.

Scholarship awards will be applied towards the agency’s placement fee. If an adoption does not take place for any reason (including, but not limited to, a family withdrawal), the scholarship funds will be forfeited and awarded to another qualified candidate.

DISCLAIMER: Scholarship award winners must consent to having their photograph taken for publicity purposes. In doing so, you agree to permit Adoption STAR and its authorized representatives to use your photograph. You further agree that any or all of the photographed material may be used, in any form, as a part of any future publications, brochures, or other printed or electronic materials used to promote Adoption STAR, and further that such use shall be without payment of fees, royalties, special credit or other compensation.

All eligible LGBT Adoption STAR clients received e-mail notification of this scholarship opportunity on 4/15/16. If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding the scholarship, please contact Adoption STAR Associate Director Michael Hill at 716-639-3900 or

We’d like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to I Do Love Buffalo for their generous support of and commitment to LGBT individuals interested in adopting a child with the help of Adoption STAR.