Pinelake Church receives Angel In Adoption Award - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Pinelake Church receives Angel In Adoption Award

Senator Roger Wicker has presented Scott Wiggins of Pinelake Church with the 2016 Angels in Adoption award for the church's commitment to foster care and adoption.  Senator Wicker nominated the church for the award because of its extraordinary work to promote and facilitate adoption and foster care.

"Pinelake Church plays an instrumental role in uniting Mississippi's children in need with loving parents, putting important Christian values into action," said Wicker. "It has become a leader in adoption and foster care within our state. Not only does Pinelake assist families in adopting and fostering, but the church also provides advice, support, and encouragement to these families. I am proud to recognize Pinelake as a 2016 Angel in Adoption."

Through its LOVE first mission, the church works to connect Mississippi families with children in need of loving homes. Pinelake has five locations in Mississippi, and works with local partners and ministries to promote adoption, foster care, social services, and mentoring throughout the state.

The church also works with global partners to provide support and care for orphans and families in need.  In addition, the church provides grants to help its members with the costs associated with adoption.

Pinelake offers a unique service called "Orphan Care", which is a group comprised of 60 families who are adopting, fostering, or feel called to care for orphans.

Each year Pinelake also dedicates one Sunday, with nearly 10,000 people in attendance, to highlight the need for adoption and foster care.

The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), sponsors the Angels in Adoption program.  WLBT's Maggie Wade Dixon was a recipient of the award for her work on Wednesday's Child in 2001, and in 2011.

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