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October 05, 2011


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), co-chair of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, today welcomed Spencer, Okla. native Greta Manuel to Washington, D.C. for the 13th Annual Angels in Adoption Gala. Inhofe nominated Manuel for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption’s annual “Angels in Adoption” Award.

“I am humbled by Greta Manuel’s service to our home state of Oklahoma and the nation,” said Inhofe. “It is an honor to welcome her to our nation’s capital and recognize Greta for her selfless sacrifice as a therapeutic foster parent. For the past 17 years, Greta has changed the lives of 125 children. This continues today, as she welcomes children into her home and trains other families to become foster parents. I am proud to nominate such a caring and compassionate Oklahoman who has dedicated her life to serving the youth of this nation. Greta truly represents a servant spirit who possesses unconditional love for children in need of a home.”

Manuel said, “I’d like to thank Eagle Ridge for all their help. They are doing great work in therapeutic foster care…Being a foster parent has been challenging and very gratifying. I use church, school, and home to correspond together to get a child back to normality.”  

About Greta Manuel:

Over the past 17 years, Manuel has fostered 125 children. During this time, she has worked at Eagle Ridge Institute where she has adopted and been involved with legislation to create and build therapeutic foster care facilities in Oklahoma. As a foster parent, she has also helped recruit, train, and encourage other therapeutic foster care parents who care for children who have been neglected or abused. Manuel maintains that the most rewarding part of being a foster parent is that she is able to provide love and teach children the importance of family.



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