Angels in Adoption® Program


Since its inception in 1999, the Angels in Adoption® Leadership Program and Gala has upheld a tradition of celebrating the extraordinary efforts of individuals, couples, families, and organizations who work tirelessly to advocate for children in need of a family. Throughout the 23 years, over 2,900 Angels have received this special honor. CCAI also awards a select number of National Angels in Adoption® honorees. As the name implies, these are individuals whose contributions in the fields of adoption or foster care have an impact on a national scale.

Honorees are awarded at CCAI’s annual Angels in Adoption® Gala every fall in Washington, D.C. The gala is an inspiring evening and celebrates the role that a loving family plays in the lives of children.

Meet our 2021 Angels in Adoption® Honorees!

List of 2021 Angel Honorees (alphabetical)

List of 2021 Angel Honorees (by state)

Past Local Angels in Adoption® Honorees

Click here for a list of past Angels in Adoption® honorees from across the nation.

Past National Angels in Adoption® Honorees

Click here for a list of past National Angels in Adoption® honorees.


Information for 2021 Honorees


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Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm Eastern during the Angels in Adoption Leadership Program, join CCAI for a "Barriers to Permanency and Solutions" virtual roundtable series. Dates and topics outlined below.

1) October 27 - Using Your Voice: Advocacy & Angels Alumni Network

2) November 3 - Adoption & Family 

3) November 10 - Permanency for Older Youth in Foster Care 

Questions? Please reach out to Kate McLean at kate@ccainstitute.org.