U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) welcomed McAlester residents Lloyd and Kelli Belt and their family to Washington yesterday for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s annual “Angels in Adoption” award.
“I am proud to welcome little Addi May Belt to Washington and honor her parents, Lloyd and Kelli Belt, with this year’s Angels in Adoption Award,” Inhofe said. “The Belt family’s journey is a testament not only to all Oklahomans who pursue foster and adoptive parenting, but to the wonderful blessing these children are to the world and our lives.
“I also know the joys of adoption because of my granddaughter from Ethiopia, a place and people near to my heart. This is one of many reasons I will continue to fight in Congress to advance bipartisan efforts to help all children find a loving family to call home.”
The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s Angels in Adoption® Program honors a wide spectrum of individuals and organizations making extraordinary contributions in adoption, permanency and child welfare. Each year, the Angels in Adoption® awardees travel to Washington, D.C., to both celebrate their hard work and dedication to the issues and participate in special events designed to engage them in using their personal experience to effect change on behalf of children in need of families.