Strength, hope & the gift of family

Our ambassadors and everyday heroes share how adoption has changed their lives.

Bubba Watson

We’re thrilled to welcome our newest Jockey Being Family ambassador to the family: Professional golfer Bubba Watson! Bubba and his wife Angie are adoptive parents to their two young children, Caleb and Dakota, so their partnership with Jockey Being Family represents a cause near and dear to their hearts.

A 11-time PGA TOUR® winner known for his fun-loving personality, Bubba is excited to use his platform to help drive awareness for the need for post-adoption support services.

Michael Cottone

When life didn’t go as planned, Michael and his wife decided to look into adoption. Now they are the proud parents of Vincent.
“I wanted to be a father to teach the life lessons I’ve learned… and to guide him on the right path.”

Michaela DePrince

As a young orphan in war-torn Sierra Leone, Michaela DePrince endured tragedy, discrimination, and near death before being adopted by a family in the United States.
“I want to be able to give people hope, to believe in something.”

Adrienne Smith

Having been adopted as an infant, Adrienne welcomed an opportunity to champion a cause close to her own heart. Today, Adrienne leads the first college-based chapter supporting Jockey Being Family at Ithaca College.

“It gives me a platform to initiate positivity about adoption and inclusion,” she says.