Destiny’s support group, comprised of our staff and birth moms past and present, gathers monthly for food, fun and connection. Recently, the group gathered around the table for a night of jewelry-making fun!

We laughed. We cried. We ate too much. And we made some bling!

Thias Creations, a.k.a. Cynthia Hoeksema, came in and taught us how to make some beautiful jewelry. We all went home with a few pieces we could proudly call our own creations.

“Our girls are amazing—so strong. We feel that together, with this huge life event as the common denominator, they can lean on one another in the dark moments, never feeling as though they are walking this journey alone. So we created this group to continue the building of family and connection.”
— Lisa, Founder and Executive Director of Destiny Adoption

Thank you to Thias Creations and Chick-Fil-A Cortez Plaza in Bradenton for their generous support in this night.

Author: Avery Riggs

Avery Riggs is a contributor on Destiny’s website. Riggs works with Destiny’s clients to capture and share their adoption stories. Her journalistic talents include interviewing, photography, videography and story development.

Riggs’s broad experience includes published author, production manager and videographer. She served as the production manager at TEDxUNCAsheville. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, she interned with a design and advertising agency in Florida, which is where she met Destiny.