JBF Backpack Program

A little extra comfort to welcome children to the new home can have a big impact.

Since 2005 Jockey Being Family has provided FREE personalized backpacks to newly adopted children. Each backpack includes a comfy blanket and a cuddly Jockey Being Family® teddy bear which may be the child’s first belongings of their very own. More importantly, parents receive a Jockey Being Family parent tote filled with valuable post-adoption resources to help them navigate through their adoption journey.

Our backpack program offers adoption agencies, social workers, legal professionals, and Judges along with our non-profit partners the tools needed by families as they continue their new adoption journey. Post-adoption services are essential to offer families the guidance and diversified support they need to thrive. Jockey Being Family believes that “One failed adoption is one too many.

Backpacks to adoptive families throughout all 50 states.

Backpacks distributed in 2023 alone.

“The JBF backpacks have been a universal hit, and we really appreciate the partnership!  Our families are grateful for the gift(s), and our social workers do love providing them.  We view each backpack as a tangible “invitation” to our families – we do hope that they’ll reconnect with us if they could benefit from post adoption support. The JBF resources really help to facilitate & normalize this conversation.  Thank you!”

- Stacy D., Program Participant