Angels in Adoption® Program


Save the Date! The 23rd Annual Angels in Adoption® Gala is on Wednesday, October 20, 2021

CCAI’s Angels in Adoption® Leadership Program and Gala honors a wide spectrum of individuals and organizations making extraordinary contributions to adoption, permanency, and child welfare. Each year, the Angels in Adoption® honorees travel to Washington, D.C. to both celebrate their hard work and dedication to the issues and participate in special events designed to engage them in using their personal experience to effect change on behalf of children in need of families. CCAI also honors a select number of National Angels in Adoption® whose contributions have had a national impact.

Watch the 2020 virtual gala highlight reel! 

Past recipients of this award include: Muhammad Ali, First Lady Laura Bush, Kristin Chenoweth, Scott Fujita, Deborra-lee Furness, Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley, Patti LaBelle, Ne-Yo, Rhea Perlman, Shonda Rhimes, Korie and Willie Robertson, Al Roker, Jane Seymour, Scott and Tracie Hamilton, Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, Bruce Willis, Nia Vardalos, Bill Klein and Jen Arnold, Connie Britton, Rachel Crow, NBC Studios, NVIDIA, Sean Anders, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Hallmark Channel, PEOPLE Magazine, Magnolia Earl and family, Todd Tilghman, Miranda and Luke Caldwell, and This Is Us.

In 2020, our cause and celebration went virtual. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the lives of vulnerable children and youth. These are challenging, uncertain times for all and CCAI knows we need to adapt fast to our changing reality. Your support allows CCAI to continue being a voice on Capitol Hill for children in need of families. Watch the gala on YouTube!

The program also draws national and local media attention to raise public awareness about the positive difference adoption makes in the life of a child, and inspires others to step forward to consider adoption, fostering and other creative ways to help. Through the multiple special events that make up the Angels in Adoption® Program, Members of Congress also learn first-hand about adoption and foster care efforts taking place within their state and across the country.

To learn more about how to engage with the Angels in Adoption® Program, contact Kate McLean at kate@ccainstitute.org.