Hoeven Calls For Angel in Adoption Nominees

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today announced that he is accepting nominations of North Dakota residents and organizations who have distinguished themselves through their work on behalf of adopted children, foster children and their families. As in past years, Hoeven will select one individual, couple or organization to represent North Dakota at this year’s national Angels in Adoption program slated to take place in Washington, D.C. in October. Nominations should be submitted by contacting Hoeven’s Bismarck office at (701) 250-4618 by Friday, August 23.

“By opening their homes and hearts, North Dakota adoptive and foster families are providing many children the gift of family as well as a stable, dependable home life,” said Hoeven. “The significance of this cannot be overstated, and it is fitting that we should recognize these individuals and organizations for their efforts. The Angels in Adoption programs stands as one way we can show our appreciation for some of the remarkable work taking place in North Dakota.”

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.

Hoeven has previously recognized two North Dakotans as Angels in Adoption awardees. In 2011, the senator nominated District Judge Joel D. Medd of Grand Forks for his dedication to positive child welfare practices in his court. Roberta Soper of Devils Lake was selected as the 2012 awardee. Soper has dedicated her professional and personal life to working on behalf of adoptive children and families.