Adopt a Bird!
The Gabriel Foundation’s experienced staff members work intensively with individuals interested in adopting birds. The Foundation has established a structured screening and adoption process that begins with the Parrot Adoption Protocol. The Foundation initially requires applicants to complete an adoption application, proceed through a series of telephone and/or e-mail interviews and verifies the applicant’s references. If the Foundation’s adoption committee approves the applicant as an appropriate bird adopter, multiple site visits are encouraged for the potential adopter.
So often people “look” for a bird of a particular species, when in the Foundation’s experience most birds will “choose” the person they prefer which contributes to the success of the match. For persons visiting from other states, a multi-day stay is recommended while the Foundation monitors and assesses the applicant’s interaction with birds and the staff has an opportunity to become familiar with the potential adapter. The bird’s housing, routine and care, personality, history and inclusion into the adopter’s home are discussed at great length. Depending upon the location of the potential adopter, the Foundation or its representative may conduct home inspections prior to and/or post adoption.
The Foundation invests a tremendous amount of time and resources, pre-and post-adoption, to ensure to the best of its ability, the best fit between the adopter and adoptee bird, and most importantly, the bird’s future welfare.
For program details and fees, see our Adoption Protocols information:
If you have already adopted a bird from us in the past and wish to apply to adopt another, please click here.
Considering a smaller species?
Lovebirds, Cockatiels, Budgerigars ARE parrots – just in a smaller package! If you would like to consider adding one of these avian ambassadors to your home, we have a slightly different process. You will still need to complete the Adoption Application for the Smaller Species to start the process.
For program details and fees, see our Adoption Protocols information.