Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Rodney Davis (R-IL) announced that The Baby Fold based in Normal has been selected as a 2021 ‘Angels in Adoption' honoree. Davis nominated the Baby Fold in July because of their outstanding adoption services to children and families across 28 counties in Central Illinois.
The Baby Fold has been serving children and families across Illinois since 1902. They currently serve over 1,200 individuals each year through 12 different, life-changing programs. The Baby Fold aims to better the lives of children and families while reflecting on the principles of love, hope, and healing.
“The Baby Fold has been successfully wrapping services around children and families since 1902,” said Aimee Beam, Vice President of Development and Public Relations, The Baby Fold. “Offering life-critical support such as adoption support, foster care to adoption, special education, and early childhood programming, The Baby Fold is a unique resource with a strong heritage. We care for our youngest citizens so they can be blessed with loving stable homes and the futures they deserve. We are honored to serve our community’s children.”
Click here to watch Rep. Davis’ House floor remarks recognizing The Baby Fold.
Davis’ House floor remarks as delivered:
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize The Baby Fold in Normal, Illinois for being chosen as a 2021 Angels in Adoption Honoree. I nominated The Baby Fold this year because of their passion for adoption support and services throughout my Congressional district.
Since 1902, The Baby Fold has been transforming the lives of children and families by focusing on the Christian values of Love, Hope, and Healing. They currently serve over 1,200 individuals each year across 28 different counties in central Illinois.
The Baby Fold focuses on improving the lives of children and families by building safe environments through adoption services, foster care to adoption, community services, and more. The Baby Fold puts children first so that they can be blessed with the stability and love that they deserve.
Every day, I am grateful for adoption organizations that bring families together like The Baby Fold. I applaud The Baby Fold and their volunteers for their strong dedication to children and families throughout Illinois.
The Angels in Adoption program is a public awareness campaign through the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), which provides members of the U.S. Congress with the opportunity to honor the great work of their constituents who have enriched the lives of children and in the United States and abroad. CCAI is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to raising awareness about children and youth in the United States and around the world in need of permanent, safe, and nurturing families
“CCAI is proud to work alongside the Adoption Caucus on the annual Angels in Adoption Program to recognize the extraordinary work and impact of our Angel honorees on behalf of children in need of safe and nurturing families,” said CCAI’s Executive Director, Kate McLean. “Our Angels are adoptees, former foster youth, foster parents, adoptive parents, judges, social workers, scholars, lawyers, volunteers, nonprofit leaders, and fierce advocates – all champions in their communities across the United States. CCAI is honored to help give a platform to these champions on Capitol Hill.”
The Baby Fold is proud to be in the company of National Honorees including Muhammad Ali and First Lady Laura Bush. Other National Honorees include Kristin Chenoweth, Scott Fujita, Deborra-lee Furness, Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley, Patti LaBelle, Ne-Yo, Rhea Perlman, Shonda Rhimes, Korie and Willie Robertson, Al Roker, Miranda and Luke Caldwell, Jane Seymour, Sean Anders, Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, Bruce Willis, Nia Vardalos, Bill Klein and Jen Arnold, Scott and Tracie Hamilton, Connie Britton, Rachel Crow, CBS Studios, This Is Us, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, NVIDIA, Hallmark Channel, and PEOPLE Magazine.
With over 100 years of dedicated service, The Baby Fold is honored to receive this prestigious award and will continue its mission to help the community's children find and maintain safe loving families.
Click here for more information on the Angels in Adoption Program from the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.
Click here for the press release on Representative Rodney Davis' website.