Hoeven Encourages Nominations for Angels in Adoption

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that he is accepting nominations of North Dakota residents or organizations to represent the state at the national Angels in Adoption program held each fall in Washington, D.C. Nominees need to have distinguished themselves through their work on behalf of adopted children, foster children or their families. Nominations should be submitted by Friday, July 7 by contacting the senator’s Bismarck office at (701) 250-4618.

“Caring and thoughtful residents and organizations throughout North Dakota strengthen our state and communities by helping children in need to find a family or a home,” Hoeven said. “It is important to recognize these efforts, and the Angels in Adoption program is a great way to do that. I encourage nominations of individuals or an organization that have made a difference in the life of a child, children or families in our state. We are thankful that North Dakota has been blessed with families and individuals that have adopted or cared for children in need, and I look forward to honoring a representative from North Dakota as an Angel in Adoption.”

The Angels in Adoption program, which is organized by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), provides members of Congress with the opportunity to honor their constituents for their contributions to child welfare and adoption. Since 1999, more than 2,600 individuals, families and organizations have been honored through CCAI’s Angels in Adoption program.

Last year, Hoeven recognized Michelle Tweten Schmidt of Minot who received an Angel in Adoption award.