President Trump Invited Albuquerque Police Officer, Who Adopted Opioid-Addicted Baby Girl, To The White House
This year, President Donald Trump delivered his very first State of the Union Address, lasting for about 80 minutes. It was one of the longest State of the Unions in the U.S., according to CNBC.
As a usual part of the State of the Union speech, President Trump mentioned this year’s guests of honor. Among them, was a 27-year-old police officer from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Ryan Holets.
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The world first learned about Ryan Holets last year, when the man and his wife, Rebecca, adopted a baby girl from homeless parents who suffered opioid addiction. Officer Holets met the girl’s mother just a few weeks before she was born, and eventually, decided to adopt her and give her a chance for a better life.
In October, the Holets, who already have four children of their own, welcomed a little angel – Hope Holets. Because her biological mother continued to use severe drugs even during her pregnancy, the girl was born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and had to undergo a special treatment.
Today, little Hope is already almost four months old. She is healthy and enjoys her little trip to Washington, DC, with her new family.
President’s guest of honor
On Monday, January 29, The White House announced that Holets and his family would be among the special guests of President Trump and the First Lady, during the upcoming State of the Union address. The statement says that Holets is “breaking down walls between drug addicts and police officers to help save lives.”
Donald Trump welcomed the Holets family at White House, and later that night, talked about Ryan’s inspiring story in his speech.
President Donald J. Trump welcomes State of the Union honored guests, Albuquerque, NM, police officer Ryan Holets and family, to the Oval Office at the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in Washington, D.C. The State of the Union guests will be seated with First Lady Melania Trump, as they are recognized by President Trump during his speech. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
Along with the Holets family, Donald and Melania Trump welcomed several other individuals whose actions inspire others and encourage them to try and make this world a better place.
My great honor to welcome our special guests – of tonight’s State of the Union! #USA ????????
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