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Congressman John Ratcliffe

Representing the 4th District of Texas

Rep. Ratcliffe recognizes Megyesi family as Angels in Adoption honorees

September 28, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) recognized the Megyesi family of Fate, Texas this week as the 2017 Angels in Adoption honorees for Texas’ 4th District. The Megyesis were selected for their extraordinary perseverance in adopting two young children who were orphaned after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. 

“Most folks in the local community already know Lorne as the mayor of Fate, but they might not know about the 5 ½-year journey he and his wife, Tonya, embarked upon to adopt Tia and Kensley from Haiti,” Ratcliffe said.

“Although there were many unforeseen roadblocks and difficulties along the way, the Megyesis’ perseverance in adoption has changed the lives of two wonderful children, and I’m grateful that the Angels in Adoption Program gives us the opportunity to highlight their story as an inspiration to others.”

Mr. and Mrs. Megyesi traveled to Washington this week to participate in a series of events put on by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, which hosts the Angels in Adoption honorees each year to recognize their contribution to adoption and child welfare and to allow them to engage with other folks with similar experiences.

Upon receiving a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol from Ratcliffe while on their visit, the Megyesis had a message for others considering adoption.

“It’s so important that we start seeing children not as being in a foster care system, but as children waiting for people who say: I want to help,” Mrs. Megyesi said.

Mr. Megyesi agreed and said, “Listen to that small, still voice inside of you. That’s God telling you, ‘this is what you need to do.’ Step up in faith, and God will make all things work out – that’s what he did in our situation.”