Travelers Rest man honored with congressional Angels in Adoption award

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – A Travelers Rest man was recently named a recipient of an “Angels in Adoption” award, part of a congressional program to honor individuals, couples, and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions on behalf of children in need of families.

Dan Cruver, who is the founder and director of Together for Adoption, a local nonprofit, was selected by U.S. Sen. Tim Scott to receive the award, which is presented by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. Past recipients include First Lady Laura Bush, Muhammad Ali, Patti LaBelle, Jane Seymour, Henry Winkler, Bruce Willis, PEOPLE magazine and CBS Studios.

As part of the recognition, Cruver and the other 2014 award recipients will travel to the District of Columbia in September to participate in three days of events, all of which are designed to train the group in using their personal experience to affect change on behalf of children in need of homes and to celebrate their hard work and dedication to the issue.

Through Together for Adoption, Cruver works to mobilize churches toward orphan care, providing teaching, training, and resources on the theology of adoption as the foundation and motivation for orphan care ministry. In October, the nonprofit will host a national conference in Greenville.

Cruver, a 1994 Bob Jones University graduate, has also authored numerous articles and books on adoption, including Reclaiming Adoption: Missional Living Through the Rediscovery of Abba Father. He and his wife, Dr. Melissa Cruver, have three children, two of whom are adopted.

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Together for Adoption: Website, Facebook, Twitter

Angels in Adoption/CCAI: Website, Facebook, Twitter