Oct 3rd: Kristin Chenoweth, adoptive family on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

This Sunday, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will feature an adoptive family along with Emmy Award winning actress and adoptee Kristin Chenoweth.  Even more special, both Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Kristin Chenoweth will be honored by CCAI on October 6 as National Angels in Adoption during our annual gala in Washington, DC.  The show has featured numerous adoptive and foster families and has been instrumental in raising awareness about the needs of children and families.  Adopted as a child, Kristin is outspoken about the important role her adoption has played in her life and shaping who she is today.  She recently joined forces with the Dave Thomas Foundation for adoption as their spokesperson for foster care adoption.

Be sure to tune in to ABC at 8/7c this Sunday to see these National Angels unite to raise awareness about adoption!

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition has featured 3 Angel in Adoption families!  Read below to learn about these families:

  • George and Barbara Kadzis opened their hearts and home to special-needs children adopted from orphanages in China, but the family faced major challenges in their cramped, hurricane-damaged home.
  • Felicia Jackson’s sister passed away with complications of cancer, she told Felicia that she did not  want her children split up. Felicia went from being the mother of 4 to a single mother of 14. Unable to afford and find permanent housing, this family of 15 had been living in a hotel.
  • Billy Jack and Anne Barrett adopted four children, however, in addition to their two biological kids, their small farmhouse was too tight for eight people.

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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.

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