WASHINGTON, D.C. - A Bowling Green family is being honored today on National Adoption Day, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, DS-Ohio has announced.
At the same time Brown recognized and thanked the thousands of adoptive families in Ohio.
Bowling Green resident Matthew Armstrong is being honored for adopting two brothers, Garry, age 16, and Bradley, age 10, three years ago. Garry and Bradley spent five years in foster care before they were adopted. The Armstrong's picture and story will be displayed in Brown's Washington office through the end of November.
"Adoptive parents are heroes to the children who might have otherwise had no stable home or guardian to look after them," Brown said. "This year, on National Adoption Day, we recognize, thank, and honor adoptive parents, who have truly gone above and beyond the call of parenthood. Today, there are more than 3,300 foster children in Ohio waiting for a permanent home. It is my hope that National Adoption Day will raise awareness about these children still waiting to be adopted and will encourage more Ohio families to adopt a foster child."
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