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Congressional Recommendations are now closed for 2022. Recommendations for 2023 will open next in spring.

2022 Program Info & Deadlines 

Late Spring: Recommendation Process Begins

Your office can submit a potential honoree recommendation through the Angels in Adoption® online recommendation form. Recommendations will be reviewed by 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. For assistance with the recommendation process, contact Sara Schleicher at sara@ccainstitute.org. A detailed Senate Step-by-Step Angels in Adoption® Recommendation Guide is available for more info on recommending a potential Angel in Adoption® honoree.

July 8: Recommendation Process Ends

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

Late July: Angel Honorees Selected by Selection Committee & Notified

After the Angels in Adoption® selection committee meets, CCAI will send your office an email in August if your recommendation was or was not ultimately selected as an honoree. About two weeks later, CCAI will let you know if your recommendee has accepted the award and if so, the recommendee is then considered an official 2022 Angels in Adoption® honoree. It is important CCAI receives a signed media release before publicly publishing their name and affiliation with the program.