Angels in Adoption® Program


CCAI’s Angels in Adoption® Program 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.

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, Sean Anders, Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, Bruce Willis, Nia Vardalos, Bill Klein and Jen Arnold, Scott and Tracie Hamilton, Connie Britton, Rachel Crow, CBS Studios, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, NVIDIA, Hallmark Channel, and PEOPLE Magazine.

This year, our cause and celebration is going virtual for 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the lives of vulnerable children and youth over the past five months. 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. Register for the gala here (it's free!) or at bit.ly/2020angelsgala.

The 2020 Angels in Adoption® Program will kick-off with the virtual gala on the evening of September 30. Streaming details coming soon! The Angels Leadership Program events for 2020 Angel honorees will run virtually throughout the month of October. We're excited to celebrate our 22nd year of Angels with you!

List of CCAI's 2020 Angels in Adoption® Honorees

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.