November 14, 2019
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) welcomed Rocky and Samantha Ausbrooks from Beggs, Okla., and their family to Washington today for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s annual “Angels in Adoption” Program.
“It is a privilege to welcome five-year-olds Addisyn and Kaleb and 13-year-old Tesfaye Ausbrooks to Washington as we celebrate their parents as Angels in Adoption Honorees,” Inhofe said. “Rocky and Samantha’s story is close to my heart, as I have a beautiful granddaughter adopted from Ethiopia. I was proud to work with the Ausbrooks to help successfully complete Tesfaye’s adoption after Ethiopia halted international adoptions in 2017.
“The Ausbrooks are a great example of the impact a family can make on a child’s life when they choose adoption. Their story is a shining example of all the good in the world we often forget to acknowledge and I am proud to have played a small part in their story.”
About Angels in Adoption:
The Angels in Adoption® Program allows Members of Congress and their staff to learn first-hand about adoption and foster care efforts taking place within their state and across the country. The Angel Honorees have the opportunity to travel to D.C. to meet with congressional offices and other child welfare advocates to hone their advocacy skills, share their experience and expertise, and leave feeling empowered to continue on their good work and inspire others to do so as well. The program also draws national and local media attention to raise public awareness about the positive difference adoption and fostering makes in the life of a child.
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