As you may remember, Thursday marks the National Council for Adoption’s 30th anniversary bash at The Willard. Black Tie and Pearls will serve up (we assume) a high class menu and honor several adoption merchants. One of the lucky winners is Fred Riley, former NCFA board member and project director for L-d-S Humanitarian Services who’s being inducted into the NCFA Adoption Hall of Fame. I guess Mormons consider keeping our birth records sealed an “humanitarian” mandate.
Tonight I found a NCFA press release printed in the Deseret News (Utah) regarding Mr. Riley’s induction. I say press release because it reads like one and refers readers to “our” website as in “More information is available on our website”
“A big part of the job was dealing with adoptions in the church. I have a real passion for children being raised in a safe, nurturing environment, as well as a strong belief that children have the right to be raised by a mother and a father,” said Riley, a grandfather to three adopted children.
‘The U.S. is really the last country that has a healthy adoption institution.’ Whow! really? Wonder what country I’ve been looking at then?