Angels

Sen. Mary Landrieu
2012-11-16 15:45:42
    17   Nov. 12   Angels Dear friend, As many of you know, my family is built through adoption. My husband was adopted from an orphanage in Ireland when he was five 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. Each fall in our nation’s capital, we take time to recognize those who open their hearts and their homes to children in need of a forever family. Whether a judge, teacher or social worker, the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute and members of Congress recognize the angels that give children wings. This year, we recognized 142 angels who have gone above and beyond in making a difference in the life of a child. Watch highlights from this year’s Angels in Adoption events. This year, I nominated Judge Guy Bradberry, a judge in the 14th Judicial District Family and Juvenile Court in Calcasieu Parish, as my Louisiana Angel. Judge Bradberry hears numerous cases involving foster youth on a daily basis and is deeply committed to finding forever families for children. In the last year alone, Judge Bradberry has finalized 64 adoptions. Watch Judge Bradberry tell more about his work on behalf of Louisiana children. Through our Angels in Adoption events, Congress reaffirms its commitment to foster youth and children throughout the country and the world. I have worked during my time in the Senate to promote adoption and advocate for foster care youth. In September, I introduced the Making Adoption Affordable Act to support those families who have made the wonderful decision to adopt. This legislation will make the Adoption Tax Credit permanent in the tax code. As Judge Bradberry so beautifully said, “When we improve the life of a child in Louisiana, we improve the world.” His story and the stories of the other 141 angels this year inspire all of us to do more for children. There’s no such thing as an unwanted child, only an unfound family. All the best,     Please contact Sen. Landrieu at the office nearest you.   www.landrieu.senate.gov  |  unsubscribe  
 
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Angels


Dear friend,

As many of you know, my family is built through adoption. My husband was adopted from an orphanage in Ireland when he was five 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.

Each fall in our nation’s capital, we take time to recognize those who open their hearts and their homes to children in need of a forever family. Whether a judge, teacher or social worker, the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute and members of Congress recognize the angels that give children wings. This year, we recognized 142 angels who have gone above and beyond in making a difference in the life of a child.

Watch"highlights from this year’s Angels in Adoption events.

This year, I nominated Judge Guy Bradberry, a judge in the 14th Judicial District Family and Juvenile Court in Calcasieu Parish, as my Louisiana Angel. Judge Bradberry hears numerous cases involving foster youth on a daily basis and is deeply committed to finding forever families for children. In the last year alone, Judge Bradberry has finalized 64 adoptions.

Watch"Judge Bradberry tell more about his work on behalf of Louisiana children.

Through our Angels in Adoption events, Congress reaffirms its commitment to foster youth and children throughout the country and the world. I have worked during my time in the Senate to promote adoption and advocate for foster care youth. In September, to support those families who have made the wonderful decision to adopt. This legislation will make the Adoption Tax Credit permanent in the tax code.

As Judge Bradberry so beautifully said, “When we improve the life of a child in Louisiana, we improve the world.” His story and the stories of the other 141 angels this year inspire all of us to do more for children. There’s no such thing as an unwanted child, only an unfound family.

All the best,

 

 


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