Angels in Adoption® Program


Since its inception in 1999, the Angels in Adoption® Program has upheld a tradition of celebrating the extraordinary efforts of individuals, couples, and organizations who work tirelessly to advocate for children in need of a family. Throughout the 20 years, over 2,600 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.


Click here for the list of 2019 Angels in Adoption® Honorees!


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.



At the heart the Angels in Adoption® Program is its ability to spotlight incredible stories of the power of adoption, foster care, and family to Members of Congress, the Administration, and media. The Angels Program is an incredible two-day event filled with advocacy fairs, legislative seminars, opportunities to meet with Members of Congress and their staff, chances to connect with other exceptional advocates from across the country, and ability to explore the nation’s capital to then return home as a more empowered and informed advocate. Check out the tentative 2019 Schedule of Events!

Angel honorees may purchase additional tickets at https://cvent.me/V0rKM. All honorees must confirm their gala attendance by October 14, 2019 – including claiming their two complimentary tickets – by visiting the 2019 Angels Gala Tickets website.

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for important information on the 2019 Angels in Adoption® Program. 

To help defray some of the costs for Angels with demonstrated financial need, CCAI has set up an Angel Wings Scholarship Fund, which will provide a limited number of partial scholarships toward travel and lodging in Washington. Honorees may apply for financial assistance through Angel Wings, by filling out the application form by September 18th, 2019. Scholarship recipients will be notified in early October if they have been selected. Please note the Angel Wings Scholarship application period has closed for 2019.

Questions? Please reach out to Kate McLean at kate@ccainstitute.org or Erika Brigantti at erika@ccainstitute.org.