Tennessee Family Nominated by Hagerty Chosen as Angels in Adoption Honorees

September 17, 2021

NASHVILLE, TN—United States Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) in July nominated Linzie and Ray Mullins for the 2021 Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s Angels in Adoption program. This week, the Mullins family was selected as an Angels in Adoption honoree.

“I was delighted to nominate Linzie and Ray Mullins for this honorable program. They exemplify what it means to be a Tennessean by caring and advocating for our most vulnerable,” said Senator Hagerty. “The work they are doing to bolster foster care and adoption is making a positive difference in our state and deserves to be celebrated. I am proud to congratulate the Mullins family on this wonderful achievement.”

The Mullins family also gave their gratitude for Senator Hagerty’s nomination:

“We are honored by such a prestigious award, and grateful to Senator Bill Hagerty for the nomination. We are passionately advocating for foster care and adoption in the state of Tennessee. Thank you to Youth Villages for their constant care and support through our foster and adoption journey. We look forward to continuing to help children in our community, and this recognition shines light on what our future may hold.”

Pictured above: Angels in Adoption Honorees Linzie and Ray Mullins with their son.

About the 2021 Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute Angels in Adoption:

The Angels in Adoption® Program allows Members of Congress and their staff to learn first-hand about adoption and foster care efforts taking place within their state and across the country. The Angel honorees have the opportunity to travel to D.C. to meet with congressional offices and other child welfare advocates to hone their advocacy skills, share their experience and expertise, and leave feeling empowered to continue on their good work and inspire others to do so as well. The program also draws national and local media attention to raise public awareness about the positive difference adoption and fostering makes in the life of a child.