November 2004Vol. 5, No. 9Angels in Adoption™ Awards Announced
The annual Angels in Adoption™ Awards Gala was held on September 23, 2004, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC. Actress Jane Seymour, PGA golfer Kirk Triplett, and NBA executive Pat Williams were among the 170 people from across the nation honored at the awards banquet hosted by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI).
This annual event boasts the most congressional participation of any child welfare event in the nation. Every member of Congress is encouraged by CCAI to [select] an individual, family, or organization from the member's home State who has made a significant contribution to changing the lives of children in need through adoption and foster care. National Angel Awardees--including Seymour, Williams, and Triplett--are chosen by the congressional directors of CCAI, namely, Senators Landrieu and Craig and Representatives Camp and Oberstar, for their advocacy on a national scale.
CCAI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to raising congressional and public awareness about the tens of thousands of foster children in this country and the millions of orphans around the world in need of permanent, safe, and loving homes and to eliminating the barriers that hinder these children from realizing their basic need for families. The Angels in Adoption Program, CCAI's public awareness campaign, was established in 1999.
For additional information on the Angels in Adoption Program, visit the CCAI website at: