About Us

The Jockey Being Family Foundation, a non-profit 501c(3) organization, helps to support and strengthen adoptive families. The Foundation allocates financial resources and support to assist organizations on the front lines of the adoption process for post-adoption support.

Three Generations: Harry Wolf, Debra S. Waller & Donna Wolf Steigerwaldt

We are a family here at Jockey

Adoption is not an event. It is a lifelong journey.

We hope to be a guiding hand for families along their path, while leading the charge in raising awareness of the need to expand post-adoption services to make a difference in the lives of adoptive families in North America.

With your help we can keep the promise of a “forever family” alive for thousands of children and families.

I hope you will join us on our journey.

Debra S. Waller
Founder of Jockey Being Family
Chairman & CEO of Jockey International, Inc.

Our Story

“One failed adoption is one too many” – Debra S. Waller

Our mission began in 2005 when Debra S. Waller established the Jockey Being Family Foundation in support of Jockey International’s corporate initiative to strengthen adoptive families. Adopted herself as an infant, this philanthropic cause was not only a personal endeavor for Debra, but also reflected the values and dedication of Jockey as a family-owned company focused on providing comfort to every life we touch.

At Jockey Being Family, we know that adoption is not an event – it is a lifelong journey full of ups and downs. Together with leading experts and dedicated partners, we help to ensure families have access to crucial post-adoption support and services so that every child can grow up with a loving family. 

For the past 15 years we have worked tirelessly to keep the promise of a “forever family” alive for thousands of children and their families – and we will do the same for generations to come.  


Our Impact

Families impacted

Contributed to support post adoption initiatives*

Backpacks provided to children

Parent totes with FREE resources

*Funds contributed from Jockey International, Inc. and Jockey Being Family Foundation