Jockey Being Family®

The Jockey Being Family Foundation, is a nonprofit organization committed to helping strengthen adoptive families for successful futures. With generous support from Jockey International, Inc., we are supporting newly paired families in a time when they need it most – during the critical period following an adoption.

  • We provide FREE backpacks to children in newly adoptive families  personalized with the child’s new family initials on them.  Each backpack includes a cozy blanket and a cuddly Jockey Being Family® teddy bear.
  • Most importantly, parents receive a JBF parent tote with valuable post-adoption support resources to help them navigate through their adoption journey.
  • We partner with leading nonprofit organizations to provide adoptive families with support and resources to help keep them strong, happy and together forever.

Help us achieve our goal of distributing 10,000 backpacks this year by becoming a Being Family Friend – our BFF!

“Adoption is not an event, it is a lifelong journey. Families are brought together by many different circumstances and they all need extra help at times. We hope to be a guiding hand for families along their path, and we want to lead the charge in raising awareness of the need to expand post-adoption services.”


Debra S. Waller
Jockey Being Family Foundation LTD, Founder.
Jockey International, Inc. Chairman and CEO