My very own “Instant Family”!

“We have a movie!” was what my foster care community kept sharing when the trailer to Instant Family first aired. The excitement for this movie is real in the foster care world! So, when the L.A. Mamacitas invited us to celebrate the upcoming release with a fun family event that would also be an opportunity to give back we were all in! We headed to the Home2 Suites in Montebello where we would join other families for a fun-filled Sunday.

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the swag

On the agenda…

Decorate holiday ornaments ✔️

Anthony loves arts & crafts so he really enjoyed decorating his ornaments and is excited to put them up on his Christmas tree.

My husband is an amazing dad and he’s nothing less than that to our foster babies. The girls absolutely adore him! I can’t wait to see Mark Wahlberg, who plays Pete, as a foster dad but I doubt he’s half the dad this guy is. 😉

Enjoy some goodies ✔️

Ruby & Janet are the hostess with the mostess! They always have yummy food and never miss a detail.

Jiji & Anthony

Wrap gifts for foster children ✔️

Julieta & Mila

I loved this idea! I have talked to my kids about how fortunate they are to have a loving family that shower them with love and exceed all their wants and needs. I was happy to see so many kids understand the purpose of wrapping gifts for foster kids. It was a great feeling. L.A. Mamacitas will be donating these gifts to local foster care agencies.

Victoria & Anthony
My very own Instant Family!

Instant Family is out in theaters on November 16th and I can’t wait to see their take on foster care and Pete & Ellie’s journey. Foster care isn’t easy so I hope this movie brings some insight but most of all laughter to us currently living through this journey.

Synopsis: When Pete and Ellie decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child, but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15-year-old girl, they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight. Now, Pete and Ellie must try to learn the ropes of instant parenthood in the hope of becoming a family.