[Congressional Record Volume 147, Number 120 (Friday, September 14, 2001)]
[Page S9438]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                         ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS


                             STEPFAMILY DAY

 Ms. STABENOW. Mr. President, I rise today to recognize 
National Stepfamily Day, a day that reminds us that families don't need 
to be bound by biology to be grounded in love and respect.
  The Stepfamily Association of America and 38 States recognize 
September 16 as National Stepfamily Day. On this day, stepfamilies 
nationwide are encouraged to hold picnics and other activities to bring 
our stepfamilies together so they can share their experiences.
  Stepfamily Day came about through the efforts of Michigan's Christy 
Borgeld, a board member of the Stepfamily Association of America. I 
applaud her efforts and those of the membership of the Stepfamily 
Association of America.
  When we celebrate Stepfamily Day, we really celebrate the ties that 
make all our families one of our most precious national treasures, 
dedicated parents working to ensure their children grow up in safe and 
loving homes.
  It is my pleasure to pay tribute to the Stepfamily Association of 
America for its commitment and hard work on behalf of American 
families, and to wish families in Michigan and nationwide a happy and 
successful Stepfamily Day.