WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today met with Bonnie Hilton from Herriman, who he nominated to be Utah’s 2019 Angel in Adoption Honoree for her advocacy on behalf of children in the state. During their meeting, Ms. Hilton shared with Senator Romney her child welfare story, and Senator Romney awarded her with an honorary pin and certificate on behalf of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI). Ms. Hilton works at Heart to Heart Adoptions in Sandy, and she and her husband have adopted five children.
The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s Angels in Adoption Program honors individuals and organizations making contributions in adoption, permanency, and child welfare. Every year, the Angels in Adoption awardees travel to Washington, D.C., to celebrate their dedication to the issues and participate in events designed to engage them in using their personal experience to effect change on behalf of children in need of families.