WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla) today made the following statement praising his 2007 nominees, Steve and Lana Freeman, for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s annual “Angels in Adoption Gala” occurring October 4, 2007 in Washington, D.C.
“Steve and Lana Freeman have been involved in adoption and foster care for over 20 years, working to ensure that children have safe and stable families,” Senator Inhofe said. “Because of their service, unrelenting dedication, and passion for helping children, I am proud to honor Steve and Lana Freeman as my 2007 Angels in Adoption nominees. I know I speak for all Oklahomans when I say thank you for your service and congratulations on much deserved recognition.”
Steve and Lana Freeman of Newcastle, Oklahoma have six adopted children—all of whom they fostered prior to their adoptions—as well as two biological children. Since 1984, the Freemans have fostered over 200 children. Lana has also worked with organizations such as the National Foster Family Association, the Foster Care Association of Oklahoma, the National Foster Parent Association, and the Post Adjudicated Review Board.
The Angels in Adoption Program is the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s signature public awareness program and provides an opportunity to all members of the U.S. Congress to honor the outstanding efforts of constituents who have enriched the lives of foster children and orphans. Senator Inhofe has been a member of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption since 2001 and has nominated an Oklahoman for the honor every year.
For more information on the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute or the annual Angels in Adoption Gala, please visit ccainstitute.org.