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Rounds Nominates the Roth Family of Summerset for Angels in Adoption Award

PIERRE—U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today announced that he has nominated Wes and Kimberly Roth of Summerset for this year’s Angels in Adoption Award, presented by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption (CCAI), of which Rounds is a member. Wes and Kimberly have two adopted children, Kaleb and Elsie.


“I’m honored to nominate Wes and Kimberly Roth to be this year’s Angels in Adoption,” said Rounds. “Wes and Kimberly have not only created a loving home for Kaleb and Elsie, but they give generously of their time to provide guidance and insight to other families in South Dakota looking into adoption. The Roth’s are an inspiration for all of us, and they are deserving of this award for all they do to help others realize their dreams of starting a family.”


In 2011, the Roth’s brought home their son Kaleb from Ethiopia. A few years later, they were called to adopt their daughter Elsie from China. Wes has worked in the office of Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) since 2005 as a constituent services representative, where he has assisted many adoptive families with immigration applications and paperwork. Outside of work, he volunteers his time at adoption events at church and serves on the Board of Directors for Bethany Christian Services Rapid City branch. Kimberly volunteers at adoption events throughout the Black Hills and has held fundraisers for families going through the adoption process. Kimberly also runs a Facebook group for adoptive families to give advice and answer questions about the complex process. 


Each year, Members of Congress are invited to nominate an outstanding family or organization from their district to receive an Angels in Adoption award. CCAI is a 501(c)3 nonpartisan organization dedicated to raising awareness about the tens of thousands of orphans and foster children in the United States and the millions of orphans around the world in need of permanent, safe and loving homes through adoption. For more information, visit CCAI’s website.