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The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to raising awareness about the millions of children around the world in need of permanent, safe, and loving homes and to eliminating the barriers that hinder these children from realizing their basic right of a family.

Congressional Coalition On Adoption Institute Names New Executive Director

MEDIA ADVISORY – DECEMBER 4, 2014  For more information contact Allison Coble at allison@ccainstitute.org or 202-544-8500 CONGRESSIONAL COALITION ON ADOPTION INSTITUTE NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  Becky Weichhand will lead the organization effective immediately WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 4, 2014 – The … Continue reading

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EIGHT siblings adopted into ONE loving family

A National Adoption Day Story By: Melissa Groves This National Adoption Month is a celebration of sibling adoptions. We are excited to share with you the sweet story of one of our Angels in Adoption – the Groves Family – … Continue reading

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Inside Look at Angels In Adoption (Photo Essay)

CCAI’s Angels in Adoption™ Program consists of three days of event in Washington, D.C. where those who have made a difference in the lives of children through adoption or foster care are celebrated by Members of Congress. Here are some of … Continue reading

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From Foster Care to Capitol Hill

2014 Foster Youth Intern, Amnoni Myers, so graciously shared her story of survival at the recent Angels in Adoption gala. Watch her video and read her speech below! Good evening everyone. It’s an honor to be here with all of … Continue reading

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A Reflection on CCAI’s Recent Trip to Haiti

CCAI’s Director of Programs, Allison Cappa Coble, reflects on her August 2014 visit to Haiti as part of CCAI’s 20/20 Vision Program: The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s (CCAI) most recent 20/20 Vision Program Delegation trip to Haiti was an … Continue reading

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2014 Foster Youth Interns Release their Report to Congress

We are pleased to share with you the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s (CCAI) 2014 Foster Youth Internship (FYI) Report Shaping Tomorrow with Today’s Minds.  In it, former foster youth share their personal experiences and creative federal policy recommendations that address … Continue reading

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Senator Grassley’s Speech on the Senate Floor Highlights CCAI Foster Youth Intern

Last night, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) gave a floor speech highlighting Amnoni Myers, a member of CCAI’s 2014 Foster Youth Intern Class, and her experience in the United States foster care system. In the blog below, Amnoni tells her story—the … Continue reading

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