Celebrities Promote Adoption At The Jockey Being Family Gala

The gala's purpose is to provide resources for families during the post adoption years.

Ashley Foster June 14, 2017
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Celebrities giving back to the community is a wonderful thing. Several stars showed their support of adoption last month at the Jockey Being Family Gala. Their organization focuses on an aspect of adoption that isn’t usually talked about. Their purpose is to provide resources for families during the post adoption years.

Green Bay Packers player Jordy Nelson knows the importance of family and has a personal connection with adoption. He and his wife have three children–one biological and two adopted. He says he can’t imagine their lives without any of the kids. Nelson was one of the featured guests at the Jockey Being Family Gala. Donald Driver, a former Packers wide receiver, showed his support at the event.

Angie Watson, wife to PGA Tour golfer Bubba Watson, attended the gala as well. Their support stems from personal experience. They have two children who they’ve adopted. Bubba recalled the start of the adoption being a little scary, but five years later he sees it as amazing experience.

Country singer Thomas Rhett and his wife, Lauren have made news headlines for weeks as their long and difficult adoption finalized, and they got to bring their daughter, Willa, home from Africa. Their story has inspired others in the industry. After spending some time with Thomas, Brett Young was motivated to help out. He managed to make his gala appearance between shows. Nora Collins also came out for the cause.

For more information about Jockey Being Family, visit the official website here.

For every bear purchased from the website, Jockey will donate a bear and 100% of sales to the Jockey Being Family Backpack Program. It pairs with C.A.S.E. to comfort items and resource info to newly placed foster children.

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Ashley Foster

Ashley Foster is a freelance writer. She is a wife and mother of two currently residing in Florida. She loves taking trips to the beach with her husband and sons. As an infant, she was placed with a couple in a closed adoption. Ashley was raised with two sisters who were also adopted. In 2016, she was reunited with her biological family. She advocates for adoptees' rights and DNA testing for those who are searching for family. Above all, she is thankful that she was given life. You can read her blog at http://ashleysfoster.blogspot.com/.

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