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Holland honored with 2015 'Angels in Adoption' award

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., presented Mag Holland with the 2015 'Angels in Adoption' award for her commitment to foster care and adoption. Wicker nominated Holland for the award because of her extraordinary work on behalf of neglected, abused, and displaced children in Mississippi. Because of the shortage of licensed foster parents able to take emergency placements, Holland often accepts upwards of three children at a time, as frequently as every other weekend and at all hours of the night. She and her husband have raised six children. They adopted their two youngest -- girls ages 12 and 16 -- after caring for them as foster children. A native of Long Beach, Holland works for the Harrison County Board of Supervisors as director for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. She also holds numerous leadership positions supporting adoption and foster care. Currently, she serves on the board of the Mississippi Chapter of North American Council on Adoptable Children and as vice president of the Mississippi State Association for Youth, Foster, Adoption & Kinship Care. She is the foster care chairman for Mississippi. She also serves as a board member for the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Harrison County and as president of the Resilience of Coastal Kids Inc.