Leaders come together for the sake of orphans

Last week, CCAI hosted a reception to highlight the need for the world’s orphans to find forever families and to encourage leaders and advocates to continue their work on these issues.  This reception took place the evening before the National Prayer Breakfast and was attended by federal policymakers, business executives, and world leaders.  Sen. Mary Landrieu and Sen. James Inhofe, the Co-chairs of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, spoke on behalf of Congress’ adoption caucus highlighting the need for legislation to be created that will promote the well-being of children in need of families.

Sen. Landrieu reminded us all that these orphans do not have people to speak on their behalf, rather, it is our duty to speak out for these children in need:

Sen. Inhofe shared how his adoptive granddaughter from Ethiopia has enlightened his work on adoption policy:

Pictures from the event:

Sens. Landrieu and Inhofe
CCAI Board Member Elmer Doty, Sen. Landrieu, Actor and Foster Care Advocate Victoria Rowell
CCAI Executive Director Kathleen Strottman

 

Sen. James Inhofe with attendees
Attendees

Published by

ccainstitute

The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to raising awareness about the millions of children around the world in need of permanent, safe, and loving homes and to eliminating the barriers that hinder these children from realizing their basic right of a family.

3 thoughts on “Leaders come together for the sake of orphans

  1. Kudos to CCAI Board Member Elmer Doty, Senators Landrieu, Actor and Foster Care Advocate Victoria Rowell and especially Senator Inhofe for speaking on behalf of Congress’ adoption caucus highlighting the need for legislation to be created that will promote the well-being of children in need of families.
    As one of CCAI’s Angels, I had the privilege of being one of five speakers for the Indiana State Judiciary Committee, headed by Senator Bray, yesterday on behalf opening adoptee’s original birth certificates. What a privilege that was.
    Keep up the GREAT work on behalf of those touched by adoption!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s