Johnson honors “Angels in Adoption” from Plano

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Washington, October 8, 2013 | comments

Today, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) recognized Jessie and Kayci Prince as “Angels in Adoption” for their unwavering commitment and contribution to making a lifelong impact in the lives of children.  Johnson officially recognized the Princes as Angels following the award ceremony in Washington, D.C.

“I am both proud and inspired by Kayci and Jessie’s dedication to give children here and across the globe a loving home,” said Johnson after meeting with Kayci and Jessie.  “The title Angel couldn’t be more fitting.”

In July 2012, Jessie, a local pastor, and Kayci, a marketing manager, decided to adopt a one-year old boy from the Democratic Republic of Congo, named Ezekiel - Zeke for short.  In order to integrate Zeke into their family, the Princes searched for a book which depicted families of multiple ethnicities and explained adoption at an elementary level.  After unsuccessful findings, the Prince family together wrote and illustrated a children’s book to celebrate transracial adoption called That’s a Yummy Color.

That’s a Yummy Color uses ice cream flavors to help kids understand that even if they have a different skin tone than their parents or friends, they mix together to make something “yummy.” Following the meeting with Congressman Johnson, Kayci said, “It’s an honor to receive this award.  We hope this experience will encourage other families to adopt and help more children find their forever family.” 

Since 1999, the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute has named nearly 2,000 individuals, couples, and organization the distinction of Angels in Adoption, and this year, Jessie and Kayci Prince, a couple from Plano, Texas, received this worthy accolade.

Johnson represents the southwestern part of Collin County.  

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