National Adoption Month with Jockey #Giveaway

November is National Adoption Month and Jockey International, Inc. is bringing awareness with their Jockey Being Family Bear. Thanks to them, one of my readers will have the opportunity to win a teddy bear of their own through a giveaway.

Jockey International, known for “Satisfying the Human Need for Comfort”, launched Jockey Being Family in 2005. Their goal is to provide information and access to services to adoptive families and to donate needed funds to nonprofits supporting adoption. Since 2005, Jockey Being Family has donated more than $2.5 million dollars in financial and in-kind support. They continue to raise funds and one way is with their Jockey Being Family Bear. For each bear sold, Jockey will donate $3 to charities supporting adoption.

Jockey Being Family

Jockey also helps its own. In 2005, it increased its employee adoption benefits to offer $10,000 per child, per year, for each newly adopted child. Through the Jockey Being Family program, raising funds, providing resources and spreading the word about how adoption can help the more than 118,000 children in the United States public foster care system awaiting adoption can be even more successful with your help.

The Jockey Being Family Bear is approximately 11″ x 5″, is cuddly, cute and wears a backpack. You can name your bear and get a printed certificate. Purchase price is $8.50.

Jockey Being Family Bear

Giveaway – One Jockey Being Family Bear


  1. Contest starts now and ends November 23, 2011
  2. Open to adults 18 and over within the USA
  3. One submission per household (not entry)
  4. Winner will be chosen by
  5. Winner has 2 days to claim prize via email

How To Enter

For One Entry For Each Below: (please leave a separate comment for each entry)

1. Let me know your thoughts on adoption. Are you adopted? Have you adopted? Know someone who is adopted? Tell me about it.

For extra entries:
2. Follow ConnieFoggles on Twitter. Please leave a comment that you did along with your Twitter ID
3. Share this post on Facebook by using the Facebook Like button. Please leave a comment that you did along with your Facebook ID.
4. Tweet this exactly. You may tweet this daily: (leave a link to your tweet):

#Win a @Jockey Being Family Bear for Adoption Month @ConnieFoggles #giveaway

I was provided with a Jockey Being Family Bear and one will be provided for the giveaway. I’m thrilled to share information on Jockey Being Family campaign and Adoption Month because I believe adoption is an important means to creating a family. All opinions are my own.

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  1. It depends on how the agency was about records. For instance, how confidential they are with records of birth parents. If you know which agency, I would contact them and see what happens. Hopefully you will be in luck. But, if not, I would try that Also, if you are able to, see if your adoptive parents may have any information or records.

  2. Charlotte Varner says:

    I think adoption can be a wonderful thing but it can also be a horrible thing. I say this because alot of people want children and can’t have them so they adopt. Sometimes the adopted children get great families while others get abusive, greedy, and parents that really don’t want them. Also there’s a few adoption agencies out there that are scams. This is my thoughts on the whole situation.

  3. Charlotte Varner says:

    Following you on twitter @CharLuvsAbby3

  4. Marilyn Wons says:

    My friend has adopted two children. The parents are loving and the children are wonderful. I think the wolrd of people who adopt. They have so much love to give.

  5. EMMA L HORTON says:


  6. I have a very good friend who was adopted as a baby by her parents who have always been great to her and are truly her parents.
    blue65829 at aol dot com

  7. ever since I saw the documentry about the lost girls of china, I have always wanted to adopt. Family friends of mine adopted two boys from Russia, and they are the most loved kids I have ever seen.
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  8. i follow you on twitter, omgacsl

  9. ♬♥♡ Raven In A Blue Room ♬♥♡ says:

    my mother and her sister grew up with a foster mother since both my grand parents were missed during WW2. An adoption could never been finalized because of pretty much nonexistent paperwork what made it through the war. This was back then in the 1940/1950s.
    And still, today there is so much paperwork associated with adoption that could make my head spin

  10. ♬♥♡ Raven In A Blue Room ♬♥♡ says:

    I shared on my Face Book

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  11. ♬♥♡ Raven In A Blue Room ♬♥♡ says:

    following you on twitter @left_the_stars

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  12. ♬♥♡ Raven In A Blue Room ♬♥♡ says:

    I tweeted your giveaway

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  13. Kristi C

    My oldest daughter was adopted by my now husband. Her birth father didn’t want anything to do with her after he remarried and we felt it was in her best interest to have my husband adopt her. She know she was adopted, but does not want contact with her birth father.

  14. Kristi C
  15. Kristi C

    follow you on twitter @5memb

  16. I think adoption is wonderful, I know a family that adopted two small children, they are a very happy and loving family.

  17. Kyona sirico

    My husband and i have always said that if we decide we’d like another child, we would definitely adopt.

  18. I know of adopted people.

  19. I hope to adopt someday I think its wonderful that people are so kind and open there homes and hearts to children in need.

  20. My aunt adopted 2 children I think adoption is wonderful!

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  21. Follow ConnieFoggles on Twitter @ItalCutie
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  22. Jill Myrick says:

    I adopted five step children and would gladly do it again.
    As they get older I would definitely consider adopting outside of our family.


  23. Jill Myrick says:

    I am following via Twitter as jlsc123.


  24. Melissa Shirley

    I have not adopted and i have not been adopted but i work in a school and see kids all the time that are waiting for a forever home and family. I have a co worker who is in the process of adopting right now. it is a long process but she is so happy and cannot wait for her little boy to come home.

  25. I’m adopted and am sure I had a better life than I would have had with the bio parents. And certainly it’s nice to be alive in general. What a cute bear. Good luck everyone!

  26. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    I have a cousin and a friend who is adopted. I think, God just had them delivered in a different way. They still have the right mom and dad now.
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  27. amy deeter

    i know a few people that were adopted

  28. Angela Cisco says:

    No, I am not adopted. I know a few people that have adopted. If I was more financially stable I’d be interested in adopting myself.

  29. Angela Cisco says:

    I follow you on twitter @angelasbits

  30. I don’t know anybody adopted, but its a great idea.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

  31. I follow you on twitter

  32. I think adoption is wonderful but I am not adopted

  33. We adopted our youngest when she was 5, two years ago. She was in fostercare the first 5 years of her life. She’s our precious angel!

  34. I follow ConnieFoggles on twitter – @flbeachbumz

  35. I shared this post – Kari Taylor Meeks

  36. Amy DeLong says:

    my mom was adopted so was my aunts and uncles,and i have mixed feelings about it

  37. Amy DeLong says:

    follow on twitter

  38. Pamela James says:

    I think adoption is a good thing.
    My cousin was adopted.

    pjames330 at aol dot com

  39. Pamela James says:

    twitter follower


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  40. My grandfather was adopted.

  41. kathy pease says:

    i think adoption is wonderful there are so many kids that want loving home and a family to call their own.i personally dont know anyone i can think of who is adopted or has adopted

  42. kathy pease says:

    follow you on twitter klp1965

  43. kathy pease says:
  44. kathy pease says:
  45. I think adoption is wonderful! There are so many kids looking for a forever home.
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  46. I follow Connie Foggles on Twitter as @TextbookMommy
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  47. Kelly Ann T. says:

    My husband and his siblings are all adopted. I think it is such a wonderful selfless act on the part of the birth parents.

  48. Kelly Ann T. says:
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  50. crystal l allen says:

    my high school sweet heart was adopted and a lady i know adopted 2 boys from over seas. clallen at ntin dot net

  51. crystal l allen says:

    your twitter follower clallen1971, clallen at ntin dot net

  52. crystal l allen says:
  53. I am adopted, I think those that choose to undertake that path need to ensure they are doing it for the right reasons and are fully capable of the responsibility involved.

  54. I’ve known those who have been adopted. My husband has a few on his side of the family..
    It’s something we’ve talked about.

  55. I follow you on twitter…themommablogger

  56. My mandatory comment disappeared so I will retype it. I am adopted and it was supposed to be an open adoption but at the last minute my bio mother closed the adoption meaning she could never find me and I could never find her. It wasn’t that hard to find her and now I can safely say, I am glad I was adopted.

  57. My husband adopted my eldest son when he was a toddler. Now our son is 21 years old and loves his Daddy, unconditional.

  58. Follow ConnieFoggles on Twitter @Naddez.

  59. Sand

    My father worked for a children’s home when I was little so I feel very positive about adoption and would one day like to adopt myself!


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