Huelskamp Seeks Nominations for Angels in Adoption

KSCB News - June 10, 2015 10:09 am

For the fourth year in a row, Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01), a Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) Advisory Council member, is partnering with CCAI’s Angels in Adoption Program to help recognize an individual, couple, or organization residing in Kansas’ 1st Congressional District who has made an extraordinary contribution on behalf of children in need of loving homes. As a proud parent of four adopted children, Representative Huelskamp is a big supporter of this program. The Congressman is asking for nominations from the District to be honored as one of CCAI’s 2015 Angels in Adoption.

The Congressman requests that residents of the First District nominate any outstanding persons or organizations who have helped a child or children find a family by submitting the name, contact information, and reason why you believe this individual, couple or organization is deserving of being selected to receive this honor to Ashley Howard by email at [email protected] or by postal mail at 200 S. Santa Fe, Suite 6, Salina, Kansas 67401. The deadline for nominations is Friday, July 17th, 2015.

Once an “Angel” is selected, CCAI will then assist the “Angel” in coordinating their trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in three days of advocacy training, networking events and a gala held in their honor in October.

CCAI is a non-profit organization that works to raise awareness about the needs of children without families and to remove policy barriers that hinder children from knowing the love and support a family provides.

Since the Angels in Adoption program’s inception in 1999, almost 2,000 Angels have received th e honor nationwide. In addition to giving Members of Congress a firsthand look at the foster care and adoption related work taking place throughout the country, the Angels in Adoption program seeks to draw media attention to raise public awareness about the positive difference adoption makes in the life of a child.

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