Christie Luckenbach has been a member of the Children’s Home Society family from an early age when Dr. Harry and Peggy Killian adopted her as an infant through CHS. The family ties only deepened when the Killians added to their family again, adopting her brother, Matt, through CHS three years later.
A tight-knit family, the Killians have been a strong foundation for each other. The Killians’ extended family grew even further through CHS when CHS helped Christie and her husband Eric with the adoption of their two sons. “I was once again welcomed in as a part of the CHS family,” Christie shared.
The Killians and the Luckenbachs know from their experience how a family can grow, thrive, and flourish through CHS and how they will be emotionally and practically supported along the way. The enduring love and vital foundation of a family resulted in a special gathering to honor Christie and Matt’s late father, Dr. Harry Killian, his generous spirit, and his passion for wine.
Christie and Eric, along with Jen Parrish of Jen Parrish Wine Merchant in Asheboro, were hosts of a lovely evening of wine sampling and a silent auction from Dr. Killian’s private collection benefiting CHS. The Asheboro event raised enough funds to complete four adoptions. That’s four children who will find their permanent, safe, and loving families thanks to the generosity of their guests.