The Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Adopt-A-Family Program was created to help subsidize a family’s stay, allowing us to serve as many families as possible each year.  You can “Adopt-A-Family” with a contribution of $110 for one night. Your donation of $880 will support a family for the average length of stay – 8 nights.

Family Contribution: $20 per night

While the actual cost associated with housing and support services provided by the two Houses is close to $111 per night, the requested contribution from each family is only $20 per night for a room or $30 per night for a transplant suite.

Approximately 60% of families are unable to make any contribution towards their stay—be it the requested amount or even $1 for their entire stay.


Average Stay: 8 nights

Although the average stay is 8 nights, many families stay for weeks or months. Families save, on average, $154 per night or nearly $1,230 per 8-night stay. For the 2,208 families we served in 2016, that was a total savings of approximately $2.8 million.

Families who have been devastated with medical bills and other expenses often cannot afford even a small contribution for an extended period—and families are never turned away based upon financial hardship.


To adopt a family or learn more, please call Laura Thomas, Manager of Development and Finance, at 678.704.8082.