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, families, and organizations who work tirelessly to advocate for children in need of a family. Throughout the 21 years, over 2,700 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.

This year, our cause and celebration is going virtual for 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the lives of vulnerable children and youth over the past five months. These are challenging, uncertain times for all and CCAI knows we need to adapt fast to our changing reality. Your support allows CCAI to continue being a voice on Capitol Hill for children in need of families. 

List of 2020 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 usually 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. However, 2020 is an exciting year because all 2020 Angel honorees will have a full month of virtual events and opportunities!

The 2020 Angels in Adoption® Program will kick-off with the virtual gala on the evening of September 30. Streaming details coming soon! The Angels Leadership Program events for 2020 Angel honorees will run virtually throughout the month of October. We're excited to celebrate our 22nd year of Angels with you! A 2020 Angels schedule for all virtual programming will be released in September 2020.


The 2020 Angels in Adoption® Virtual Gala is on Wednesday, September 30 at 8PM EST. All 2020 Angel honorees receive a free streaming link and should register HERE or at bit.ly/2020angelsgala.

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