Abortion / Adoption

There is no more important mission than standing for the sanctity of human life.
The U.S. Declaration of Independence guarantees each American the right to, “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” I believe that an unborn child is a life, and as such, shall be guaranteed the right to life. Denying life to the unborn conflicts with these stated protections and undermines the value of life in our society.
Additionally, I am a strong supporter of adoption as an alternative to abortion.  I serve as the Co-Chairman of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption and have authored proposals designed encourage domestic and international adoptions for American families.  When my daughter and son-in-law adopted my granddaughter, Marie, a beautiful girl from Ethiopia, they joined hundreds of thousands of other adoptive parents around the country in affirming that there is a better way than abortion, and there is hope for every child.  I will continue to work on initiatives to promote safe efficient adoptions, as well as legislation that encourages more families to take in children in need of foster care.


  • Inhofe Releases Annual Report For 2012-2013

    U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today released an annual report outlining initiatives and accomplishments from 2012 and 2013, many of which led him to receiving rankings as one of the top Senate conservatives by National Journal, Club for Growth, and the American Conservative Union.  Read More

  • Inhofe Cosponsors the Children In Families First Act

    U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), co-chair of the Senate Adoption Caucus, today joined co-chair Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) to introduce the Children In Families First (CHIFF) Act of 2013 which would prioritize the United States' involvement in international adoption and orphanages on placing children with families. Read More


    U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, co-chair of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption and a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, reacted to last Friday’s news that Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a controversial law that bans Russian children being adopted by U.S. families. Read More


    On the 37th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement today commending the efforts of advocacy groups such as March For Life Read More

  • Inhofe Congratulates ‘Angels in Adoption’ Nominees

    U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), the co-chair of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, congratulates Duane and Cathy Shipman of Edmond, Okla. Inhofe nominated the Shipmans for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s annual Read More


    Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today received the “True Blue” Member of Congress award from FRC Action and Focus Action for unwavering commitment and consistent support in defense of the family. Read More