Human Services


Advocates for Adoption

Patriot, IN


Be The One Inc. wants to see the world's orphans placed in loving Christian families. We will encourage adoption through financial grants and advocacy.

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Mary Beth Osowski

Main Address

9667 Searcy Rdg

Patriot, IN 47038 USA


adoption grants





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Adoption (P31)

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There are more than 17 million double orphans living in institutions and foster care throughout the world. While 20% of the American population says they have thought about adoption, only 1% actually adopts. We want to encourage adoption through education, advocacy and financial grants.

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Goals: Our goals for the next three (3) years include the following: 1. Give out 10 – 15 grants per year. 2. Educate Christians on the need for adoption. 3. Advocate for some of the world's orphans through social media.

Strategies: Be The One is aware that many Christians do not have an accurate understanding of the need for adoptive families. They also do not have a good understanding of the adoptive process, cost of adoption and how to finance. Their fears of the unknown prohibit them from beginning the process. 1. In order to provide financial grants to adoptive families, Be The One will hold three fundraising campaigns yearly. These will include a 5K run/walk in the spring, a dinner in the fall and a letter writing campaign in the winter. 2. We will educate families on the need for adoption through the following: speaking at churches about orphan ministry, speaking at homeschooling conventions and holding open houses for local families interested in adoption. 3. Be The One will maintain a web presence in which we highlight children who are available for adoption.

Capabilities: Be The One's Board of Directors is comprised of individuals who have adopted both domestically and internationally. Our president has her B.S.W. and has a background in advocacy/education. Be The One has worked to build a base of individuals who are interested in the plight of orphans. We are also in the process of networking with adoption agencies who are advocating for special need children.

Indicators: Be The One will use the following indicators to assess the progress of the organization. 1. We will speak with prospective adoptive couples about the process of adoption and/or the grant application process. (2018- 50) 2. We will speak to four churches or community organizations each year. 3. We will disperse financial grants each year. (2018 - 12) 4. Each year at our annual meeting the Board of Be The One will review goals, assess the board and any staff, measure achievements and plan how to improve implementation of goals.

Progress: As a young organization, Be The One is in the process of laying the foundation for future activity. We have given out 43 grants to families in 12 countries, spoken to hundreds of families at churches and conventions and have shared hundreds of children's Pictures who are waiting for families.

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