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Eagle Ford: November is National Adoption Month
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, issued the following statement in observance of National Adoption Month (November):
“I salute the foster and adoptive parents who have opened their homes and their hearts to children in Texas and across the country and become not only their caregivers but also their heroes. In honor of National Adoption Month, I encourage those with the means to do so to consider adopting one of the 400,000 children in foster care today. There is no replacement for the role of concerned, caring parents in the life of a young person.”
Sen. Cornyn is partnering with “Voice for Adoption,” a national advocacy organization, to feature the portrait and story of the Alcastromco family of El Paso in his Senate office throughout the month of November, in an effort to raise awareness and support for National Adoption Month.
The Alcastromcos officially became a family of six in September when parents Jackie and Mohammed’s adoption of four siblings was formally completed. Jackie and Mohammed had cared for the foursome as foster parents and decided to apply to become their adoptive parents, feeling strongly that brothers and sisters who have endured upheaval and loss should not lose each other.
Mohammed said, “Half of our kids were classified as special needs, but the only special need they had was for two parents to love them and guide them in life (along with a lot of help from God up above!).” For a high-resolution photo of the Alcastromcos, email Jessica_Sandlin@cornyn.senate.gov.
Saturday, Nov. 23, marks the 14th anniversary of National Adoption Day.
Sen. Cornyn serves on the Finance and Judiciary Committees. He serves as the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee’s Immigration, Refugees and Border Security subcommittee. He served previously as Texas Attorney General, Texas Supreme Court Justice, and Bexar County District Judge.
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