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Angels in Adoption: What does family mean to you?
At CCAI’s recent Angels in Adoption gala, we asked each of our awardees and presenters to submit a family photo along with a quote explaining what family means to them. To join in our celebration of National Adoption Day on November 23rd, would you consider submitting your own family’s photo and quote to firstname.lastname@example.org with “ Family Photo” in the subject line? We might just post it in an upcoming CCAI blog!
“Families don’t have to match.” Sean and Leigh Anne Touhy
“Family is love, security and people who will encourage you to follow your dreams.” George Dennehy
“The family provides the gymnasium in which God enables us to develop spiritual maturity.” U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black
“Family is someone who picks you up at the end of a long day” Kathleen Strottman
“The only thing bigger than time is family; and the only thing bigger than family is God.” Representative Trent Franks
“Every child deserves a loving family. We need to do all we can to support the countless families across the country that are willing to open their hearts and their homes to children from across the globe.” Senator Amy Klobuchar
“Family are the people who care for your heart and your spirit, often our circle of friends become a family tribe that grows as we define ourselves through a lifetime of experiences and relationships.” Rita Benson LeBlanc
“And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them; and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them, ‘Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me.’” – Mark 9:36-37a Senator Roger Wicker
“My family makes me smile and laugh and cry and dance and want to be the best I can be. They are my world, my joy and my greatest love.” Deborra-lee Furness
“My family is built through adoption. My husband was adopted from an orphanage in Ireland when he was 5 years old, and, together, we have brought two wonderful children into our family through adoption. I grew up in a loving and large family and know how important it is for children and adults to have a family they can count on.” Senator Mary Landrieu
“I think it’s important for people to know that we adopted Will before we became rich and famous. And I say that because I think sometimes people think that only the rich and famous have what it takes, the money, the staff, to give a home to a child. But the truth is anyone can do it, once you have committed to make that kind of difference in a child’s life.” Willie and Korie Robertson
“Our forever family means everything to us, both in this life and the life to come.” Jack Gerard
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.
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