Frequently Asked Questions

What does it cost to participate in the Jockey Being Family Signature Backpack Program?
The Jockey Being Family Signature Backpack Program is FREE for Adoption Agencies, Social Workers, Judges and Legal Professionals to participate in.
What is included in the Jockey Being Family Backpack Program?

Each child receives a backpack with their initials embroidered on it, a comfy blanket, and a Jockey Being Family® teddy bear. Each order also includes a Parent Tote filled with great resources for the parents.

How can I order the backpacks & parent totes to distribute to our adopted families?  

Click this link to enroll in our Signature Backpack Program: Enrollment | Jockey Being Family® Backpack Program.

Can my order include multiple families?

We require one order for each family, to ensure that every family receives a Parent tote full of valuable resources.

I manage multiple agency locations; how should we order?

Each location will need to enroll in the program.  Orders are shipped to the agency that placed the order.

Can multiple people register from the same agency?

Yes, there is one email address per account. An agency may have more than one person enrolled in our program.

What happens to our account when the registered person from our agency leaves or retires? 

If there is a change in the person that places your backpack orders, email with the new information to be updated on the account (username and email address).  By updating this information it will allow your organization to retain your account’s order history.

How do we best use and distribute backpacks to families?

Backpacks are a great way to celebrate new additions to a family.  All children in the home, under 18, are eligible for a backpack.   

If you receive the order in time for the adoption hearing, you may present it to the family at that time.  Otherwise, the backpacks may be delivered to the family during a follow-up visit from the agency.   

How often can I order Jockey Being Family Signature Backpacks?

You may place orders as often as you like throughout the year.

When will I receive my Jockey Being Family Signature Backpacks?

Please allow 3-4 weeks for order fulfillment and shipping. 

What is Jockey Being Family Foundation, and when was it created?

The Jockey Being Family Foundation was founded in 2005 and is a non-profit 501c(3) organization, which 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.

How important is it to provide adoptive families with services post adoption?

We believe education and post-adoption support are key to strengthening families for successful futures, helping them learn, grow, and stay together forever.

How does Jockey International Inc. support post adoption issues?

Jockey provides funding, employee volunteers and in-kind donations to the Jockey Being Family Foundation along with other nonprofit partners. 

Who are Jockey Being Family Foundation’s nonprofit partners?

C.A.S.E. – The Center for Adoption Support and Education™ is a national leader in mental health services for the foster care, kinship and adoption community nationwide with a focus on nurturing, inspiring and empowering families to grow and thrive. C.A.S.E. proudly partners with Jockey Being Family to provide educational resources for thousands of new adoptive families each year.  They also work to train the adoption competency of mental health therapists across the country. 

Creating a Family – Creating a Family’s mission is to strengthen and inspire adoptive, foster and kinship parents and the professionals who support them. They believe that educated families are strong families, which is why they offer pre- and post-adoption online support, a weekly podcast that covers every aspect of adoption and support group toolkits that encourage discussion and engagement. Through their partnership with Jockey Being Family, they’ve been able to amplify their message and ensure all families have access to the resources they need.

Where can I find the FREE Resources?

Link to Parent Resources: Parent Resources – Jockey Being Family