Welcome Amy Ford to the Southern Advisory Council

This Summer we’re pleased to welcome Amy Ford to our Southern Regional Advisory Council. Thank you Amy for volunteering your time to help Family Equality Council improve the lives of LGBTQ families across the South!

Amy Ford is an agent, author, adoption advocate, and mother.  As a career agent with New York Life Insurance Company since 2012, Amy works with families and small business owners to plan for brighter futures. She is a passionate advocate for families of all kinds, especially those created through adoption like her own, and protecting families from the financial hardships that occur when the unexpected happens is paramount.  And small businesses are just another type of family. Protection and planning is what it’s all about!

Amy Ford and Family

Amy Ford (2nd from right) and her Family

Amy grew up in South Mississippi and moved to Austin in 1999.  She and her partner, Kim, live in Austin, TX where they are raising 3 daughters, ages 14, 11 & 8.  Amy and Kim served as foster parents for 8 years, having parented dozens of children.  From her experience in loving and living with children of different races, Amy wrote the book Brown Babies Pink Parents, which was published in 2010.  She is frequently a paid speaker and trainer for foster and adoption agencies around the South, helping families navigate the challenges presented by transracial parenting. 

Amy is an Ambassador for the Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Founder and President of Parenting Across Color, and member of First Baptist Church of Austin.