Rodney Atkins named adoption spokesperson
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Rodney Atkins named adoption spokesperson

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 – The National Council For Adoption, a leading adoption advocacy organization, named Rodney Atkins as its 2007-2008 National Celebrity Spokesperson of the Year. The 2007 winner of the Academy of Country Music's "Best New Male Vocalist" Award will serve as keynote speaker and special musical guest at the Families for All National Parent Recruitment Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 3 in Washington, D.C.

Atkins, who has three consecutive number one singles,including the current hit "These Are My People," was adopted into his family as an infant and speaks from personal experience about the benefits of adoption.

"From the moment I met Rodney Atkins, it was clear to me that his heart is just as big as his talent," says NCFA President Tom Atwood. "Many people have been touched by his songs, and I know that many more will be inspired by his personal story and commitment to serving the cause of adoption."

"These children are the future of our nation and our families. It is important that we make sure they are taken care of," says Atkins.

"We look forward to working with Rodney to raise awareness of important adoption and foster care issues," says Atwood. "His humble willingness to become an advocate for children is evidence of the character that is the foundation of his success."


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