During my time in Congress, I have worked to support Kansas communities and families, as well as protect the values that we hold dear.
Every child deserves the opportunity to be part of a permanent and loving family. As a member of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, I am committed to promoting awareness of adoption and the children awaiting families, celebrating children and families involved in adoption and encouraging Americans to secure safety, permanency and well-being for all children. Many families in Kansas and across our nation have made a lasting difference in the lives of thousands of children through adoption. Their compassion and commitment has given these children both a family and a bright future. When dedicated individuals make a major difference in a child’s life through adoption, families are strengthened and communities are enriched.
Parents should have the authority to decide what is best for their children. I believe that the primary safeguard for the well-being and protection of children is their family. The right of parents to raise their children in accordance with their own principles must be protected.