“No child is unlovable, and National Adoption Day is a beautiful moment to remember that every child is a blessing and deserves a chance to be in a forever family.”
Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow, November 21, is National Adoption Day, when thousands of adoptions across the country are finalized.
There are more than 100,000 children in foster care in the United States that are eligible for adoption. Children in this situation face tremendous challenges. But while their challenges are great, our resolve – to advocate for them and find them forever families – is far greater.
In the spirit of November being National Adoption Month, House Republicans took to Medium.com to share their own stories of adoption, celebrate those in their districts who have made a difference, and highlight the significant work Congress is doing to address the needs of America’s “forgotten youth.” Click here to view the full collection of posts.
“There is no greater gift than family,” said House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA). “As we enter the holiday season and remind ourselves what we are thankful for, let’s also remember who. I’m thankful for the men and women in our conference and across the country who recognize the potential of our foster youth, have given a voice to the voiceless, and a forever family for children in need of one.”
“The greatest privilege this job brings is the opportunity to champion those who feel otherwise forgotten,” said Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ), an advisory board member of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. “No child is unlovable, and National Adoption Day is a beautiful moment to remember that every child is a blessing and deserves a chance to be in a forever family. Today and every day we commit to making this a reality for young people in America and around the world.”
In addition to the National Adoption Month Medium publication, House Republicans shared their personal adoption stories in a heartfelt video. Click here to view.
Featured on Medium and in the video are Representatives Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington, Diane Black of Tennessee, Ed Royce of California, Joe Wilson of South Carolina, Rodney Davis of Illinois, Markwayne Mullin and Steve Russell of Oklahoma, David Schweikert and Trent Franks of Arizona, Tim Huelskamp of Kansas, Reid Ribble of Wisconsin, and Kevin Brady of Texas.