- November 2007
- Vol. 8, No. 10
Angels in Adoption
The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) honored its 2007 Angels in Adoption at an October 4 gala in Washington, DC. Each year, the nonpartisan organization, which is dedicated to raising awareness about the needs of U.S. children in foster care and orphans worldwide, recognizes citizens who have made extraordinary contributions to improve the lives of vulnerable children. This year's Angels in Adoption Gala honored more than 180 adoptive parents from all 50 States and the District of Columbia. Three celebrity honorees were recognized as "National Angels" for their advocacy on foster care and adoption issues: Grammy-winning artist Patti LaBelle, Miami Heat basketball star Alonso Mourning, and the critically acclaimed chef and author Marcus Samuelsson.
To read more about the CCAI and its Angels in Adoption program, visit the institute's website: