Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after recognizing the month of November as National Adoption Month:
Wilson stated, "Over the last month, American families have celebrated the blessing of adoption through National Adoption Month. As a proud adoptive parent myself, I know firsthand the joys, challenges, and rewards associated with this special gift. Although the process of bringing a child into your family can be overwhelming and exhausting, it is my responsibility as an elected official to make this system more fair and balanced for all of the children and adults in South Carolina's Second Congressional District.
"Earlier this month, I signed the National Adoption Month Resolution, which is aimed to raise awareness for the challenges faced by over 100,000 children in our nation's foster care system. In efforts to help ease the financial stress experienced by the families considering adopting a child, I have continued to support extending and making the adoption tax credit permanent. As a member of the bipartisan House Adoption Caucus, I look forward to working with my colleagues over the next year to help children experience adoption and the ability to grow with a loving, supportive family."