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Darryl "DMC" McDaniels (Run DMC and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer) and Sheila Jaffe, (Emmy Award winning Casting Director of The Fighter, The Sopranos, Entourage) are both adoptees who have searched for their birth families. As they pursued their journey of discovery, they realized how fortunate they were, having been raised by loving families. Things could have gone very differently had they not been adopted.
They decided to start THE FELIX ORGANIZATION / Adoptees For Children in February 2006 for children who didn't get taken home or who are growing up in foster care.
Since its inception, the organization has sent over 500 children to CAMP FELIX located in Putnam Valley, New York, for an exciting experience of sports, arts, and more. We'll talk about their respective journeys, the process of getting the organization off the ground, and how more young people in care can experience the exciting camp for themselves. www.adopteesforchildren.org