Hoeven Announces Nancy Germain from Fargo as Angel in Adoption

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has nominated Nancy Germain from Fargo to represent North Dakota as the state’s 2019 Angel in Adoption. As an Angel in Adoption honoree, Nancy attended the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s (CCAI) Angels in Adoption Program in Washington, D.C.  

Nancy is the lead adoption specialist at Adults Adopting Special Kids (AASK), a collaborative program of Catholic Charities North Dakota and PATH North Dakota, where she has played a part in finalizing the adoptions of over 250 children in foster care. She has case management experience working in the areas of developmental disabilities, mental health and children and family services.  In 2013, she received the North Dakota Family Based Services Association’s Lifetime Award. 

“Throughout her career, Nancy has been a true advocate for children and families,” said Hoeven. “With over 30 years of service, she remains committed to improving the lives of others and sharing her experiences through trainings. Our state is incredibly blessed to have individuals like Nancy who are dedicated to helping children achieve permanent families through adoption, and taking the time to train and assist others in doing so as well.” 

Organized by CCAI, the Angels in Adoption program allows members of Congress to honor constituents for their contributions to child welfare and adoption. More than 2,600 individuals, families and organizations have been honored through CCAI’s Angels in Adoption program since 1999.

Last year, Hoeven recognized Darin and Toni Clause from Milnor as Angels in Adoption. The senator has previously recognized as Angels in Adoption: Marian Kadrie of Fargo, Michelle Tweten Schmidt of Minot, Rod and Tracey Belzer from of Ward County, Sharon Maier of Fargo, Roberta Soper of Devils Lake, District Judge Joel D. Medd of Grand Forks and Kevin and Paula Burckhard of Minot.

Hoeven with Nancy Germain, Angel in Adoption