Hoeven Seeks Angels in Adoption Nominees

Application Deadline Friday, July 25

WASHINGTON – 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 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) 250-4618 by Friday, July 25.

“We have wonderful people in North Dakota who are doing incredible work advocating on behalf of foster and adopted children,” said Hoeven. “Many of these people have welcomed these children into their homes, while others volunteer their time supporting these children or have 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 supporting adopted and foster children, and the Angels in Adoption program is one way we can honor a North Dakotan who is going above and beyond. I feel privileged to have the chance to nominate someone as an Angel in Adoption.”

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 three 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. Sharon Maier, who worked for North Dakota’s three major licensed child placing agencies for more than 30 years, was nominated in 2013.