FORT SMITH- U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) recognized the Fort Smith Children’s Emergency Shelter for its commitment to advocacy of foster care. On Friday, February 1, Boozman presented shelter staff with the 2018 Angels in Adoption award.
“The Children’s Emergency Shelter team makes a life-changing difference for hundreds of young people each year and is helping turn the tide to ensure a bright future for foster youth in Arkansas. I’m proud to recognize these accomplishments by honoring them as an Angel in Adoption,” Boozman said.
The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, coordinates the Angels in Adoption program and raises awareness about the tens of thousands of orphans and foster children in the United States, and the millions of orphans around the world in need of permanent homes.Since 1999, the Angels in Adoption program has honored more than 2,600 groups and families for their outstanding support of adoption and the foster care system.
Each year Boozman nominates an Arkansan who has made an extraordinary contribution on behalf of children in need of families as an Angel in Adoption.