Angels in Adoption
Published: September 20, 2006 | 4801st good news item since 2003
One couple has much more love to give
We often hear of angels – but usually never see them. Until now.
A Midland County couple are Angels in Adoption – an award given to someone who’s made contributions towards the lives of so many children.
It started with one child, and for the Streu’s that’s all it took to get hooked.
“We extended our license so that teens wouldn’t have to leave our house,” explained Randy Streu, a foster/adoptive parent. “Then we extended to have more children and we’ve been falling in love with them ever since.”
Pam and Randy Streu were honored today at the Midland County Courthouse for being an angel in adoption.
Rep. Dave Camp nominated the couple for their commitment and love to kids. “You hear the life story of this family,” said Camp. “The love and hope they’ve brought to so many children, 49, it really is a special day.”
“I can think of so many families out there that do so much more than we do and they picked us,” said Pam. “It is so indescribable.”
Pam and Randy have also adopted seven and have a total of 10 children, including a son serving in Iraq, and three grandchildren.
Those who have known and worked with the Streus for the last 12 years say once a child is in their care, that child is loved, has faith and given hope.
“All it takes is a loving heart,” Randy said. “We don’t need a lot of knowledge. You just need to open your heart and your home; that’s all the kids want.”