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 the highlights of the 2014 Angels in Adoption™ Program!

Our Angels were honored at a Congressional Pin Ceremony. Below, the Dille family is receiving their pin from Senator Vitter.

Each of our Angels were honored at a Congressional Pin Ceremony. Above, the Dille family receives their specially designed Angels in Adoption pin and certificate from Senator David Vitter (R-LA).


Here, Senator John Boozman (R-AR) honors his Angels in Adoption nominees, the Creekside Center for Women at the Senate Pin Ceremony.


CCAI Advisory Member, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA), poses for a photo with the MacConnell family.


National Angel in Adoption Honorees, Dr. Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein of TLC’s The Little Couple, and Debra Steigerwaldt Waller, CEO of Jockey International and Paul Singer Award winner, met with Senators Landrieu (D-LA) and Grassley (R-IA) and CCAI’s Interim Executive Director Becky Weichhand on Wednesday to discuss adoption policy.


Dr. Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein are presented their Angels in Adoption pins from Senator Landrieu and CCAI Board Chair man, Jack Gerard.


On the red carpet at the Angels in Adoption Gala!


Representative Ted Poe (R-TX) joins the honorees on the red carpet with his family and adopted granddaughter.


The gala began with a performance by Dove Award nominated singer and songwriter, Sara Groves.


The atrium of the Ronald Reagan Building was transformed the evening of the gala.


Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)


CCAI’s 2014 Foster Youth Intern, Amnoni Myers, received a standing ovation from the audience.


Adoptive father Representative Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) presents Debra Steigerwaldt Waller of Jockey International with the Paul Singer Award.


Dr. Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein’s acceptance speech.


The Little Couple’s fans taking photos.


CCAI’s staff are big fans of Jen and Bill and their wonderful family.

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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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