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?U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) commends Angela Lockhart, a teacher at Pike County Central High School, for being recognized as a 2014 Angel in Adoption. Lockhart received the award on Wednesday, September 17th in Washington, D.C.

"Angela and her husband Keith have been champions for the adoption of children with special needs, as well as improvements in adoption procedures and improved insurance coverage for much-needed therapy," said Rogers. "Angela has not only extended her heart to her own adopted children, but has shared her compassion for children and families in need with hundreds of people across southern and eastern Kentucky who struggle through the adoption process. She is indeed an Angel in Adoption."

Angela has guided numerous families through the proper channels for adopting children and finding resources to help children with special needs in eastern Kentucky. She is a staunch advocate for better insurance options to support additional therapies for adopted children that can create costly medical bills that are not covered by insurance companies. She also launched a local Facebook support group called Adoptive Parents of Eastern Kentucky.  

The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) launched the Angels in Adoption Program 16 years ago to celebrate individuals, couples or organizations from across the nation that have made an extraordinary contribution on behalf of children in need of homes.

Left to Right: Keith Lockhart, Congressman Rogers, Angela Lockhart