Our U.S. Partners:
Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) Jockey helps support adoptive families and children by partnering with leading national and local nonprofits that provide services to adoptive families. C.A.S.E. is JBF’s partner for the Jockey Being Family National Backpack Program. JBF also sponsors C.A.S.E.’s Strengthening Your Family Webinar series, its ongoing adoption competency training and C.A.S.E’s WISE Up Kid’s Adoption Conferences across the U.S.
“Jockey’s support of the Strengthening Your Family Webinar Series, and the Jockey Being Family Backpack Program allows us to achieve our collective vision that everyone touched by foster care and adoption has access to the adoption-competent support necessary to navigate their lifelong journey. The need for post-adoption support is great, and Jockey Being Family helps ensure all adoptions have the best opportunity to succeed by investing in the national adoption community. Through this impactful partnership, C.A.S.E and Jockey will ensure adoptive families remain healthy, stable and supported.”
Debbie B. Riley LCMFT,CEO
Coalition for Children, Youth and Families (CCYF) The Coalition for Children, Youth & Families supports people who are changing kids’ lives through foster care and adoption by connecting them to the resources that will provide the information, education, training and support they need to succeed and excel in their unique, challenging and rewarding parenting role.
JBF provides funds and staffing for CCYF’s Home to Stay Backpack program in Wisconsin, WISE Up Adoption Kid’s Conference, Parent Leadership Conferences, Our Home, Our Family Program and its Journey Home Bus Tours.
“The Coalition is a tireless advocate for optimism – for the belief that families can succeed, no matter what challenges they face. To have a major corporation like Jockey standing shoulder-to-shoulder with us, to be committed to long-term change with us, is an incredible gift to the children.”
Oriana Carey, CEO
North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) NACAC is a nationally recognized leader in post-adoption services with a vast network of parent support groups nationwide. Jockey provides funding to offer scholarships to leaders from adoptive parent support groups to attend NACAC’s annual conference and parent leadership trainings. Jockey has awarded nearly 200 scholarships to adoptive parent leaders. Through NACAC’s Community Champions Network program, funded by Jockey, parent and youth leaders have initiated support services, leveraged funding for sustainability and educated decision makers to better meet the needs of both adopted and waiting children.
“Every child has the right to a permanent family. Children need families and families need support to meet their needs in their new families. Through Jockey’s contributions, we have been able to expand our services to support adoptive families throughout the United States and Canada. Moreover, we have been able to assist parents and youth in creating sustainable support services.”
Carolina Bradpiece, CEO
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a nationally recognized non-profit public charity focused on dramatically increasing the adoptions of children from North America’s foster care systems, raising awareness and creating a national conversation of foster care adoption. Jockey funded the creation and distribution of adoptive parent post-adoption toolkits for the Foundation and is currently assisting with critical materials for pediatricians serving adopted children. Jockey’s chairman and CEO, Debra S. Waller, serves on the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
“We are so pleased to have Debra on our Board of Trustees. She brings great expertise, energy and an incredible personal passion for helping children and continues to be an asset in furthering our mission and building the Foundation.”
Rita Soronen, Executive Director
Our Canadian Partners:
Adoption Council of Canada
The Adoption Council of Canada is an Ottawa-based organization that aims to raise public awareness of adoption, promote placement of waiting children and stress the importance of providing adoptive families with services after adoption. Jockey sponsored the first Heart Gallery in Ottawa, a traveling photography exhibit to raise public awareness and find permanent homes for children in foster care.
“ACC wouldn’t exist without the continued corporate support of Jockey Being Family. Their generosity and commitment to adoption in Canada inspires our programming to reach new levels. Together, we are finding permanency for the 30,000 children and youth in care across our country and we will not stop in these efforts until everyone has the security of a forever home.”
Sarah Pedersen, Executive Director