FAQs

Why is there a need for CCAI?

  • There are over 40,000 registered lobbyists in Washington, DC.  Not one of these lobbyists are working without a bias for children in need of families.  Unlike big industries with money, orphaned children do not have a voice on the Hill or a presence in DC.  This is exactly the reason CCAI exists.  We represent children without families by using our relationship with Congress to ensure that the needs of orphans and foster children are heard.


Is CCAI a lobbyist organization?

  • No, CCAI does not lobby on behalf of any individual piece of legislation or government program.  CCAI does not take official positions on issues related to adoption and foster care, but rather seeks to provide policymakers with the resources they need to make informed decisions.


How is CCAI unique?

  • CCAI uses five core programs to connect children and families who have personal experience with adoption and foster care with federal policymakers

•    Angels in Adoption
•    Foster Youth Internship
•    Congressional Resource Program
•    National Adoption Day
•    20/20 Vision Program


Why does CCAI focus on Congress?

  • Federal policy makers have three tools that when used to benefit children in need of families, make an immeasurable difference: 1) power to legislate to improve adoption laws, 2) power to convene influential persons and political leaders from around the world, and 3) powerful voice that garners media and public attention.


Is CCAI a government entity?

  • No, CCAI is a private not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.


How is CCAI funded?

  • To maintain the integrity of the organization, CCAI does not accept any government funding. The work of the CCAI is made possible through the generous support of individuals, corporations, and foundations who share our desire to live in a world where every child has a safe, loving home and a promising future.