Columbia Adoption Project

Local Projects

iBelong Backpacks
Columbia Adoption Project is working with Great Circle and Missouri Children’s Division to support foster children in Boone County. Foster children often bring little to nothing when they are placed in a foster home. To help with this need the iBelong Backpacks were created. iBelong Backpacks are filled with items that are useful and comforting for the children, are are given to them when they are placed in a new home.

Your help is needed! Please choose an age group, purchase the items below for either a boy or girl, and contact Columbia Adoption Project at to arrange for your donation to be picked up. CAP will fill a backpack or laundry basket with your donation.

iBelong Backpacks

Teen/Young Adult 9th Grade – 18 years (please fill a laundry basket for this age group instead of a backpack)
Water Bottle, Deodorant, Chapstick, Blanket, Warm Gloves & Scarf, Bible & Pen,
Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, First Aid Kit, Pillow, Writing Journal, Personal Note (can include verses)

Elementary K-8th Grade (please fill backpack)
Water Bottle, Pajamas, 2 Pairs of Underwear, Toothbrush & Children’s Toothpaste, Brush & Hair Accessories or Gel, T-shirt, Pants, Socks, Journal, Small Photo Album to help create Life Book, Bandages and Neosporin, Bible, Blanket or Stuffed Animal

Young Child 24 months – 4 years (please fill backpack)
Sippy Cup or Water Bottle, Toddler Toy or Book, Blanket or Stuffed Animal, Baby Shampoo, Child Toothbrush & Toothpaste, Small Package Pull-ups size 3-6, Pajamas, T-shirt, Pants, Socks, Bandages & Neosporin, Bible Stories Book or CD, Baby-Friendly Plastic Photo Album

Infant 0 – 18 months (please fill backpack)
Bottle, Pacifier, Travel Size Wipes, Pajamas, Onesie and Sleeper or Outfit & Socks, Small Soft Toy, Diapers, 2 single-sized Formula Packets, Baby-Friendly Plastic Photo Album, Blanket, Bible Stories Book or CD

The Giving Tree
The Giving Tree is a way for the community to help ease the load of foster parents
at Christmas time, and to bless foster children with their Christmas wishes.
In 2013 over 200 children received gifts through the Giving Tree!
This year the need is even greater. If you would like to participate in fulfilling a foster child’s wish list, the Giving Tree will be set up in front of JC Penney from Nov. 24th to Dec. 14th.
For more information, or if you would like to be a part of working with the Giving Tree please contact through Facebook “Boone County Giving Tree”

The Giving Tree