The Honorable Senator Richard Lugar has selected NavPress author Sherrie Eldridge as a 2010 Angel in Adoption for her outstanding advocacy of adoption or foster care issues. The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), which orchestrates the Angels in Adoption program, is honoring Eldridge for the many lives around the globe that have been edified, educated, and inspired by her writing and speaking.
The Angels in Adoption™ program is CCAI’s signature public awareness campaign and provides an opportunity for all members of the U.S. Congress to honor the good work of their constituents who have enriched the lives of foster children and orphans in the United States and abroad.
“The Angels in Adoption program is unlike any other program in the Nation’s Capitol. Because of it, over 1600 'Angels' have come to share with Washington their adoption experience and left with a renewed excitement of all that adoption makes possible,” said Kathleen Strottman. “I learned one simple lesson from my time on the hill, knowledge is power. Angels in Adoption is meant to give Members of Congress the knowledge they need to use the power they have toward making the dream of a family a reality for every child.”
Eldridge wrote Questions Adoptees Are Asking and is an in-demand speaker.
The CCAI is a 501(c)3 nonpartisan organization dedicated to raising awareness about the orphans and foster children in the United States and around the world. It was created in 2001 by the active co-chairs of the bicameral, bipartisan Congressional Coalition on Adoption (CCA) to more effectively raise Congressional and public awareness about the issue of adoption.