FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Michele Jackson, Wayne DeVeydt, and Family to be Honored at Donaldson Adoption Institute’s Taste of Spring Event
Carmel, IN – May 3, 2016 – Michele Jackson, her husband, Wayne DeVeydt, and their family will be honored as the inaugural Modern Family Award recipients at the Donaldson Adoption Institute (“DAI”)’s Taste of Spring 2016 event on May 5, 2016 in New York, NY. The Modern Family Award is presented to a family that reflects the “changing landscape of the American family” through adoption, and exhibits the DAI’s core values of “openness, understanding, and respect.”
The DAI published the following statement regarding the DeVeydt Family: “A beautifully unique family brought together by love and commitment to one another, the DeVeydts share DAI’s belief that adoption isn’t a one-time transaction but a lifelong transformation. They are the kind of strong family that DAI is all about. We are privileged to recognize them with DAI’s first ever Modern Family award.” Click here for the DAI’s tribute to the DeVeydt family and to other honorees at this year’s Taste of Spring event.
Michele Jackson has worked as an adoption attorney and advocate for over 16 years. She is the founder of MLJ Adoptions, which provides services for adoption. She and her husband, Wayne DeVeydt, are the founders of the Global Orphan Foundation. The Global Orphan Foundation provides care, resources, and advocacy for orphaned children here in the United States and throughout the world.
The Donaldson Adoption Institute was founded in 1996, and strives to improve the lives of children and families nationally and globally through research, policy work, and advocacy. DAI was established to provide “independent and objective adoption research and policy organization that addressed the needs of all those touched by adoption.”
Contact (for interviews with Michele Jackson or Wayne DeVeydt):
Amy Mitchell Amitchell@hardenjacksonlaw.com 11450 N. Meridian St., Suite 200 Carmel, IN 46032 317-569-0770