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Congressional Recommendations for Angels in Adoption® 2021 are OPEN now through July 14, 2021!

2021 Program Info & Deadlines 

May 18, 2021 – Recommendation Process Begins

As a small non-profit organization, we rely on our community to send us Angels in Adoption® recommendations to consider. In the past, Members of Congress, their spouses, and congressional staff have used their personal* time and capacity to forward along these recommendations. CCAI will use information gathered from several sources over the next few months to inform the Angels in Adoption® Selection Committee, a volunteer committee made up of child welfare professionals, former congressional staff, alumni of the Angels in Adoption Program, alumni of the CCAI Foster Youth Internship Program, and other community partners.

Your office can submit a potential honoree recommendation through the Angels in Adoption® online recommendation form. For assistance with the recommendation process, contact Taylor Draddy at taylor@ccainstitute.org. A detailed House Step-by-Step Angels in Adoption® Recommendation Guide is available for more info on recommending a potential Angel in Adoption® honoree.

*Official staff may not use official resources or case files to make Angels in Adoption® recommendations.

July 14, 2021 – Recommendation Process Ends

All congressional recommendations received are brought to the CCAI Angels in Adoption® selection committee to consider.

By August 31, 2021 – Angel Honorees Selected by Selection Committee & Notified

After the Angels in Adoption® selection committee meets, CCAI will send your office an email by the end of August if your recommendation was or was not ultimately selected as an honoree. About two weeks later, CCAI will let you know if your nominee has accepted the award and if so, the nominee is then considered an official 2021 Angels in Adoption® honoree since CCAI has received a signed media release and can publicly publish their name on the official list.