Angels in Adoption® Program


Save the Date for 2022 Angels in Adoption® Gala coming soon!

CCAI's Annual Angels in Adoption® Virtual Gala was October 20, 2021. Watch the virtual Angels in Adoption® gala at www.bit.ly/angels2021 and check out the 2021 Angels Gala Program Book to find program details including show segments, welcome message from CCAI, our partners, list of the congressional adoption caucus members, info on our National Angels and 2021 Angels in Adoption® honorees, Board of Directors, and more.

In 2021, there were nearly 75 incredible Angels in Adoption® honorees from 40 states, 78 participating Members of Congress, and three National Angels: Tatyana McFadden, Jenny and Dave Marrs, and Hoda Kotb. Get to know the 2021 Angel honorees by reading their bios!

Watch the 2021 Virtual Gala by clicking the video below:


The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute's (CCAI) Angels in Adoption® Gala is one of Washington, D.C.'s most inspiring events that seeks to bring awareness to the millions of children around the globe living without a loving family to call their own. 

ABOUT ANGELS: Angels in Adoption® honors individuals, couples, families, and organizations from across the nation that have made an extraordinary contribution on behalf of children in need of families. These heroes hail from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico and represent the wide spectrum of individuals involved in the adoption and foster care process. Since the program’s inception in 1999, over 2,950 Angels have received this honor. CCAI also honors a select number of National Angels in Adoption®. As the name implies, these are individuals whose contributions in the fields of adoption or foster care 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, 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, Tatyana McFadden, Jenny and Dave Marrs, and Hoda Kotb.