Kelly Rosati is the founder of KMR Consulting, designed to assist clients in more effectively achieving their communications, community & government relations, and objectives.
Previously, Kelly Rosati served for 10 years as the Vice President of Advocacy for Children and Community Outreach at Focus on the Family. Prior to joining Focus, Rosati served for 10 years as the executive director of Hawaii Family Forum where she advocated for Hawaii’s children and families in the legislature and media. In 2001, she was named by the Honolulu Star Bulletin as one of the “10 Who Made a Difference” in the state for her pivotal role in raising the state’s lowest in the nation age of sexual consent from 14 years old to 16. She was appointed by Hawaii’s governor to serve on several child and family state boards and commissions, including the Hawaii Children’s Trust Fund.
In her role as a child advocate, she explored barriers to adoption and how to change them. She began to realize that she had the opportunity to do more than simply advocate for children in foster care, so she and her husband, John, adopted four children – two boys and two girls – through the foster care system.
While Rosati is thankful to be able to provide a forever family to her four kids, she knows there are still more than 100,000 children in the foster care system awaiting adoption. Rosati was the co-founder of Focus’ nationally recognized Wait No More program, which recruits adoptive families for children in foster care awaiting adoptive families. She has testified before a Congress on the program’s success recruiting thousands of new families initiating the foster Care adoption process.
Rosati is a frequent public speaker on the topics of the sanctity of human life and adoption and orphan care. She currently serves on the board of directors for the national March for Life and has been featured in various media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Denver Post, New York Daily News, The Honolulu Star Bulletin, NPR, Christianity Today, and Good Housekeeping, as well as numerous radio and television stations throughout the country.