Adopt a character and help us accomplish our mission to support the world’s languages.


Adopt a Character

Do you want your company to be associated with the 🍔 emoji? Do you feel like the poor semicolon and the equals sign never get any respect? Do you want to declare your love with a 💍 or 💘 dedication for your partner?

Now you can adopt a character! Show your business or hobby with 🎺, honor your Asian heritage with Hana Character Image, or give your niece Olivia the gift of capital letter O. For sports enthusiasts, there are 🎳🏄🏈, and more. In fact, more than 136,000 characters can be adopted. At the same time, adopting a character helps the non-profit Unicode Consortium in its goal to support the world’s languages. It’s also a tax-deductible donation in the United States, to the extent allowed by law—and your company may provide matching funds.

Here are some of the new possibilities from the latest version of emoji.

When you choose a character you’d like to support, you’ll get the satisfaction of knowing you’ve contributed toward making the digital world more inclusive—as well as a custom digital badge you can add to your website or online profiles. The badges are an easy way to show and spread awareness of the importance of digital infrastructure—all the way down to the scripts it supports.

We’d like to thank all our sponsors for their support!

It’s Easy

Adopting a character is easy. Simply choose your sponsorship level, select your character, and make your donation. That’s all there is to it! There is no limit to the number of characters you can adopt. Adopted characters at the Bronze ($100) level make truly unique gifts. The Silver ($1,000) and Gold ($5,000) levels demonstrate a strong commitment on the part of the sponsor. These levels are ideal for small or large businesses and other organizations, as well as strong supporters. All character adoptions are permanent. Adoption of a specific character at the limited gold and silver levels is on a first-come-first-served basis.

All sponsors are acknowledged in Sponsors of Adopted Characters and our public Twitter feed and will receive a custom digital badge for their character. (Thanks to Jake Giltsoff of Adobe for the designs!)