CCA Honored with Angels in Adoption Award

Senator Jack Reed Celebrated Community Care Alliance (CCA) as an Angels in Adoption® Honoree Recognized at National Virtual Event in 2021

Senator Jack Reed celebrated Community Care Alliance as a 2021 Angels in Adoption® Honoree for their outstanding advocacy related to fostering children. The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), which coordinates the Angels in Adoption® Program, honored CCA on October 20 in a virtual gala. 

Senator Jack Reed nominated CCA for the organization’s Therapeutic Foster Care Program’s efforts to provide a structured and therapeutic family environment for children and youth who can safely be placed in the community but who cannot live with their biological families.

The Angels in Adoption® Program is CCAI’s signature public awareness event and provides an annual opportunity for all members of the U.S. Congress to honor the great work of their constituents who have enriched the lives of children and families in the United States and abroad. This year, more than 75 Angels from 40 states were honored through the 23rd Annual Angels in Adoption® Program. Read the full list of honorees here. 

“CCAI is proud to work alongside the Adoption Caucus on the annual Angels in Adoption® Program to recognize the extraordinary work and impact of our Angel honorees on behalf of children in need of safe and nurturing families,” said CCAI’s Executive Director, Kate McLean. “Our Angels are adoptees, former foster youth, foster parents, adoptive parents, judges, social workers, scholars, lawyers, volunteers, nonprofit leaders, and fierce advocates – all champions in their communities across the United States. CCAI is honored to help give a platform to these champions on Capitol Hill.”

In addition to the Angel honorees from around the country, CCAI also honors a select number of National Angels in Adoption® whose contributions have had a national impact. The 2021 National Angels are Tatyana McFadden (U.S. Champion Athlete: 20-time Paralympic medalist, 24-time major marathon winner, track and field world record holder), Jenny and Dave Marrs (home renovation stars on HGTV’s Fixer to Fabulous), and Hoda Kotb (co-anchor, NBC News’ TODAY; co-host, TODAY with Hoda & Jenna). 

Past National Angels included 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, Miranda and Luke Caldwell, Jane Seymour, Sean Anders, Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, Bruce Willis, Nia Vardalos, Bill Klein and Jen Arnold, Scott and Tracie Hamilton, Connie Britton, Rachel Crow, CBS Studios, This Is Us, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, NVIDIA, Hallmark Channel, and PEOPLE Magazine.

CCAI is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan organization dedicated to raising awareness about children and youth in the United States and around the world in need of permanent, safe, and nurturing families. Founded in 2001 by the co-chairs of the bicameral, bipartisan adoption caucus – the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, one of Congress’ premier caucuses – CCAI works with the caucus to eliminate policy barriers that hinder children from realizing their basic right of a family and more effectively raise congressional and public awareness about adoption, foster care, and child welfare.  

CCAI does not receive any government funding and relies on the generous support of foundations, corporations, and individuals to accomplish this mission. The 23rd Annual Angels in Adoption® Program would not be possible without our Director Partners: Arnold & Porter and Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption; our Signature Partner: Carlson Family Foundation; our Champion Partners: General Motors and Rite M. Lewis; and our Leader Partners: American Council of Life Insurers, Annie E. Casey Foundation, BEB, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Casey Family Programs, Comcast NBCUniversal, and Retail Orphan Initiative.

For more information, visit www.ccainstitute.org. 

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