8 Things That Make A Family

We believe deeply that love makes a family. There are other core values that make a family as well.

Jennifer Mellon September 07, 2017

Every Fall, my daughters’ school does a beautiful photo gallery featuring every family. It is titled “Love Makes A Family” and displays the diversity in the composition of our school. There are adoptive families, single-parent families, families with two moms or two dad and families with grandparents raising the children.

This gallery means so much to our family, because we too do not look like everyone else. I am re-married and have a beautiful son with my husband. I am still best friends with my ex-husband who vacations with us and spends Sundays together with us as well as every holiday.  We had two little girls together who joined my husband’s two children when we married to form our family of 5 kids. We believe deeply that love makes a family. There are other core values that make a family as well.

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Jennifer Mellon

Jennifer Mellon has worked in the children welfare field for more than a decade, serving in varying capacities as the Executive Director, Member Manager, and Chief Development Officer at Joint Council on International Children’s Services. She also worked for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) and served on the Board of the Campagna Center, which provides critical educational services to children and families in the DC Metro region. She currently serves on the Development Board for the National Council for Adoption.She is the Co-Founder and President of Trustify, which she founded with her husband, Danny Boice. They reside in Alexandria, Virginia with their 5 children.


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