CCAI’s MissionThe Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) educates and advocates to raise awareness of the needs of children without families. By convening policymakers, issue experts and individuals with direct foster care or adoption experience, CCAI works to ensure that every child knows the love and support of a family.
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Category Archives: Orphans
As a boy, renowned author Robert Louis Stevenson lived on a hillside in Scotland, his family’s home overlooking a small town below. Robert was intrigued by the work of the old lamplighters who went about with a ladder and a … Continue reading
Three months after I became CCAI’s Executive Director I received a call from a frantic mother whose son’s orphanage, Casa Quivera, had been raided by the Guatemalan authorities the night before. The raid, she was told, was a part of … Continue reading
Today, the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means held a hearing to review the success of several privately run programs to increase the number of children adopted out of foster care. This marks the beginning … Continue reading
CCAI, working in collaboration with the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, the Center for Adoption Policy, Christian Alliance for Orphans, Equality for Adopted Children, Joint Council and the National Council for Adoption, just released the results of an online survey … Continue reading
The findings and recommendations from CCAI’s The Way Forward Project are now available in the report. This year-long project brought together leaders from the legal, medical, social work and development communities. These experts were asked to consider ways in which six African … Continue reading
Kathleen Strottman, CCAI’s Executive Director, authored a report highlighting what areas of reform the 112th Congress may consider addressing this legislative session. The report discusses several issues advocates, families, and professionals alike have raised. Visit our website or click here … Continue reading
Last week, CCAI hosted a reception to highlight the need for the world’s orphans to find forever families and to encourage leaders and advocates to continue their work on these issues. This reception took place the evening before the National … Continue reading
On Friday, December 10th, CCAI hosted a training for Congressional staff and caseworkers who handle intercountry adoption issues. During the training, the Department of State and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services provided in-depth information about the international adoption process. Our … Continue reading
The Daily Beast and Urban Zen co-hosted an event called Forgotten Children: International Adoption and the Global Orphan Crisis in an effort to draw attention to the topic. Experts from the field of orphan care and adoption spoke about the … Continue reading