Hoeven Seeks Angels in Adoption Nominees

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that he is accepting nominations of North Dakota residents or organizations who have distinguished themselves through their work on behalf of adopted children, foster children or their families. As in previous years, the senator will select an individual, family or organization to represent North Dakota at the annual national Angels in Adoption program held each fall in Washington, D.C. Nominations should be submitted by contacting Hoeven’s Bismarck office at (701) 250-4487 by Friday, July 1.

“North Dakota has been blessed with kind, thoughtful residents who are doing incredible work advocating on behalf of foster and adopted children,” said Hoeven. “Many of these people have welcomed children into their homes, volunteered their time supporting these children or devoted their life’s work to striving for all children to having a loving home. It is important to recognize the efforts of the individuals and organizations that support adopted and foster children, and the Angels in Adoption program is one way we can do just that.”

The Angels in Adoption program is the signature public awareness campaign of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI). It provides an opportunity for all members of Congress to honor the good work of their constituents who have enriched the lives of foster children and orphans in the United States and abroad.

Last year, Hoeven nominated Kevin and Paula Burckhard of Minot to honor their outstanding commitment to adoption.