Child advocate, adoptive mom, blogger
Christy Irons has been a child advocate since she was 10 years old. Having been raised in a family that fostered children, Ms. Irons has built her own reputation as a strong advocate of foster children in South Carolina and internationally. Christy and her husband, Nigel, have one biological child and adopted 9 others. Ms. Irons has a widely read blog, The Sometimes 8 Irons, which chronicles the realities of a very diverse family life while actively seeking adoptive families for children in foster care. Ms. Irons holds degrees in Special Education and nursing. She is a member of the advisory board for Children’s Rights, a NY based organization advocating for rights of vulnerable children through the federal court system. Some may choose to adopt and others choose to be advocates, Ms. Irons has chosen to distinguish herself in both areas.