Angels in Adoption® Program


What’s the objective of Angels? The Angels in Adoption® Program allows Members of Congress and their staff to learn first-hand about adoption and foster care efforts taking place within their state and across the country. The Angel Honorees have the opportunity to travel to D.C. to meet with congressional offices and other child welfare advocates to hone their advocacy skills, share their experience and expertise, and leave feeling empowered to continue on their good work and inspire others to do so as well. The program also draws national and local media attention to raise public awareness about the positive difference adoption and fostering makes in the life of a child.

How are Angels Honorees Chosen? To help identify and create a pool of the top child welfare advocates across the country for the CCAI Angels in Adoption® selection committee to consider, there are two different periods – community recommendations and congressional nominations. You may submit a community recommendation using the steps below. All community recommendations must be received by May 31, 2019 to be considered by the selection committee.

Step 1: Do you know someone dedicated to improving the life of a child through adoption or foster care? In the past, Honorees have included, but are not limited to: adoptive or foster parents, adoptees, former foster youth, nonprofit organizations, family court and juvenile judges, members of the media, social workers, business people, adoption advocates, faith-based organizations, advocacy groups, and attorneys.

Step 2: Please complete our community recommendation online form to suggest a potential 2019 Angels in Adoption® Program Honoree. All community recommendations MUST be received by May 31, 2019. All community recommendations are reviewed by the CCAI Angels in Adoption® selection committee of child welfare experts. The committee then chooses the official 2019 Angel Honorees. There are usually 100-120 Angels selected.

Step 3: Follow CCAI on social media to receive the latest updates on the 2019 Angels in Adoption® Program. 


Congressional Nominations will be open in June 2019!

If your nominee is selected as a 2019 Angels in Adoption® Honoree, they will be notified by late August 2019.


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Questions? Contact us at ccai.nominations@gmail.com or (202) 544-8500.

NOTE: If your organization is interested in participating in our 2019 Angels in Adoption® Advocacy Fair, please complete the Participation Agreement Form and submit it to Erika Brigantti at erika@ccainstitute.org.