The event is set to take place at Riviera 31 at the Sofitel Los Angeles in Beverly Hills, and guests will enjoy a special performance by Glee’s Alex Newell, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland.
Celebrities expected to come out to support the organization include Torrey DeVitto, Claire Holt, Becca Tobin, Jacob Artist, Heather Morris, Kayla Ewell, Alessandra Torresani, Naya Rivera, Ryan Rottman, Cameron Moulene, Taylor Spreitler, Ian Bohen and many more to be announced!
The Kindred Foundation for Adoption is an American foundation created by adoptees Samantha Futerman and Jenna Ushkowitz.
In 2013, Samantha and Anaïs Bordier discovered that they were identical twin sisters separated at birth. When their story garnered worldwide attention, the twins heard countless stories about the joys and hardships experienced by fellow adoptees. Samantha knew she needed to use her new insight to aid adoptees and their families in a myriad of situations. She then reached out to fellow Korean American adoptee Jenna Ushkowitz for help.
From an early age, Samantha and Jenna possessed a unique bond as they grew up auditioning as actors alongside each other in New York City. Discovering their shared status as young female adoptees in the entertainment business, the girls developed an enduring friendship. Jenna enthusiastically joined Samantha to co-found Kindred, beginning their journey into advocacy for adoption.