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Angels in Adoption® Program

Honorees

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 years, over 2,500 “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 a national scale impact.

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.

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

2015

Connie Britton

Rachel Crow

2014

Dr. Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein

Shonda Rhimes

Debra Steigwerwaldt Waller

2013

Willie and Korie Robertson

Deborra-Lee Furness Jackman

Rita Benson LeBlanc

2012

Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley

Ne-Yo

People Magazine

Dr. Sharen Ford

2011

Nia Vardalos

Scott Fujita

Freddie Mac Foundation

Greg Buzek

2010

Kristin Chenoweth

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Rhea Perlman

2009

Judge Michael Nash

Al Roker

Sean and Leigh Ann Tuohy

2008

CBS

Ashley Rhodes-Courter

2007

Alonzo Mourning, Jr.

Patti LaBelle

Marcus Samuelson

2006

Daunte Culpepper

Invisible Children

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels

2005

Laura Bush

Jars of Clay

Victoria Rowell

Sesame Workshop

2004

Jane Seymour

Kirk and Kathy Triplett

Pat and Ruth Williams

2003

Muhammad and Lonnie Ali

Bruce Willis

2002

Hallmark Channel

Antwone Fisher

2001

Dave Thomas (posthumous)

Hans van Loon

Steven and Mary Beth Chapman

Rosie O’Donnell

2000

Honorable Tom Bliley

Children’s Action Network

Lynette Cole; Gail and Larry Cole

Bertha Holt

1999

Freddie Mac Foundation