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Celebration of Family - Jay and Bridget Devine

April 10 is the National Adoption Center’s largest fundraiser – our Celebration of Family Gala. Each year we recognize an individual(s) whose commitment to vulnerable children encompasses our belief that “There are no unwanted children…just unfound families”.

Jay Devine says he will always remember when he first learned about the National Adoption Center. He heard the Center’s founder describe a six-year-old boy who had been severely abused by his birth parents and needed to be adopted.  “Hearing that was so shocking and so foreign from our personal experience that from that moment on, I knew this was an organization that Bridget and I would want to support.” 

“We are both products of large, supportive families with loving, hard-working parents. This foundation makes us want to work as hard as we can to provide that same opportunity for our children and the thousands of children in foster care who are free for adoption.  There can be nothing more important than making a positive difference in the life of a child.”

Bridget and Jay, over the years, have demonstrated their commitment to children growing up in families.  They want for all children what their 15-year-old son, J.P, and their 13-year-old daughter, Meg, are fortunate enough to have—a family that gives them a lifetime of love.