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November 27, 2012

National Adoption Month

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CLAREMORE —

For the Christian, adoption can be a deeply spiritual experience, too.  One of the strongest imperatives the Bible teaches is a command to care for the orphaned. There is no better way to accomplish this than to become adoptive parents, growing strong and healthyfamilies through God’s grace and strength.
The Kittingers are an Oklahoma family who has made a significant impact in a child’s life through adoption. Greg and Sandy, together with their four children, decided they wanted to expand their family. In 1999, they first became volunteers at the Crisis Pregnancy Outreach, helping mentor and support young moms. Four years later, one of their mentees faced a crisis and needed to give her youngest, Avery, up for adoption. Within a month of the Kittingers completing Avery’s adoption, the birth mom learned she was pregnant again and asked they adopt her second child.
Despite being in their 50s, theKittingers remain open to more adoptions and continue to work with the Crisis Pregnancy Outreach. This country needs more people like Greg and Sandy – people who are willing to become a blessing to the millions of children are in need of a family.
As the co-founder of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, I have worked to gain bipartisan support in promoting the awareness of adoption and children awaiting families.  This year, Sen. Mary Landrieu and I have introduced a Senate resolution to promote National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month and celebrate families like the Kittingers for giving permanency, hope, and a future for children in need.
I hope you will take time to honor a family who has chosen the path of adoption for their family or consider taking a leap of faith in your own family that could change a child’s life forever. 
Sen. Inhofe is Oklahoma’s Senior U.S. Senator.

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