Murkowski Honors Victoria Green, Theresa Huebler as Angels in Adoption

“We Don’t Feel Like We’ve Done Anything ‘Above and Beyond’”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Lisa Murkowski today congratulated Victoria Green and Theresa Huebler of Anchorage as 2012 Angels in Adoption for their outstanding parenting and advocacy for adoption in Alaska and nationwide.

Green and Huebler took in two of four siblings as foster children and cared for them for an extended time.  After a series of events – including the two foster kids being returned to their parents and Green’s deployment abroad as a member of the Alaska Air National Guard – the two were given the opportunity to reunite with the children through full adoption.  When the chance arose, not only did they adopt the eldest two, they brought the other two siblings into their family as well.

After the ceremony, the family had lunch with Senator Murkowski in the Capitol. “It is a beautiful thing when a family can be made whole,” said Murkowski.  “It is just the greatest show of love possible to give children the stability and comfort that they clearly have.”

Green, Huebler Discuss Honor at Ceremony (Click to watch) 

“We certainly don’t feel like we’re doing anything above and beyond here,” said Green of her now-six-member family.  “It’s a pretty humbling experience to be nominated.”  Both Green and Huebler are now outspoken advocates for the cause of adoption in Alaska.

The Angels in Adoption program provides an opportunity for all members of the U.S. Congress to honor the good work of their constituents who have enriched the lives of foster children and orphans in the United States and abroad.


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