As many of you know, my husband and I have a 3-year-old girl, Frida and a 15-year-old boy, Joel. Frida came into our lives through foster care when she was 4 days old, and we adopted her 11 months later. A couple months after Frida arrived, we met her older brother Joel. He came to visit several times, and was so sweet with his sister. One thing led to another and he moved into our home in April.
We started trying to get pregnant when I was 36, and when it wasn’t happening, we went the IVF route. When that didn’t pan out, we began looking into adoption. It took us about two years to finally make the decision to go the foster route and get the paperwork all in and signed. Two weeks later, we got the call about Frida, who had been born four days earlier.
Having been adopted myself (also through foster,) it's important for me to help others in their mission of fostering or adopting children in need. It's been a crazy and fun ride, but we couldn't have done it without the help of a very special organization, Family Builders.
This holiday season, I'm partnering with Ivory Row to help Family Builders in their mission to help find permanent, loving families for children and youth in the foster care system. That's their only goal. They connect children with individuals and couples who can provide safe, stable, nurturing families. Their services are free and confidential, and include adoption, foster care, and other forms of permanency.
Family Builders welcomes traditional families; single-parent families; both men and women; gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender families, transracial and multiracial families, and all other families as prospective adoptive parents. Family Builders is committed to serving all families equally with dignity and respect.
Their incredible staff and board are made up of individuals who believe strongly that children have the right to a solid and loving family.
Please help us make a difference in the world - and get yourself some great cashmere in the meantime! Shop my personally-curated collection below and then use the following code to ensure that the donations are directed to Family Builders.