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Community Recommendations for Angels in Adoption® 2020 are now CLOSED. Honorees will be announced in August 2020. 

Congressional Recommendations for Angels in Adoption® 2020 are OPEN. If you are congressional staff, please see the Member of Congress page HERE.

Submissions for Congressional Recommendations are being accepted until July 31, 2020!

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 (February - May) and congressional recommendations (May - July). Anyone in the community may submit a community recommendation using the steps outlined below. Only congressional offices are able to submit a congressional recommendation. All community recommendations must be received by May 15, 2020. 

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 2020 Angels in Adoption® Program Honoree. All community recommendations MUST be received by May 15, 2020. All community recommendations are reviewed by the CCAI Angels in Adoption® selection committee of child welfare experts. The committee then chooses the official 2020 Angels in Adoption® honorees. There are usually 100-120 Angels selected.

Step 3: Follow CCAI on social media and join our email list to get the latest 2020 Angels in Adoption® news!

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