U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns Thursday announced that a Beaver Crossing family will be honored through the Angels in Adoption program because of their support of the adoption and foster care system.
Mitch and Betty Nisly have been foster parents for decades and have adopted nine children so far, with a tenth adoption currently proceeding.
"The incredible family they've
created is nothing short of inspiring," Johanns said during his announcement. "Their commitment to these children is a
testament to unconditional love as they enrich the lives of their adopted
children, as well as countless other foster children over the years. Their
story is an inspiration to us all."
In addition to the children they have adopted over the past 17 years, the couple has fostered dozens of other children.
Their children - Brandon, 21, Amber, 19,
Brianna, 17, Dominique, 14, Nicole, 12, Asia, 10, Daryl, 9, Michael, 9, and
Maj, 8 - were all part the foster system.
The Nislys will be recognized at a
ceremony in Washington, D.C., on October 9.
Previous honorees from Nebraska
include: Steve and Shelley Brune of West Point, Scott and Nicole Sherer of
Lincoln, Paul and Mandy Mueting of Kearney and Dave and Laura Whelchel of