2021 CCAI Angels in Adoption® Community Recommendation Form
Do you know someone who is an adoption or foster care advocate and is making (or has made) an extraordinary, above and beyond contribution(s) for adoption and foster care? Recommend them as a potential CCAI Angels in Adoption® honoree now through April 5, 2021!

CCAI's signature national public awareness campaign, the Angels in Adoption® Program, allows Members of the U.S. Congress to celebrate individuals, couples, and organizations that have made a difference in the lives of children in need of a family to call their own. More than 2,800 Angels have been recognized through this inspiring program since 1999.

Historically, each fall, the Angels in Adoption® honorees travel from all across the country to visit the nation's capital, meet Members of Congress, and share their adoption, foster care, and child welfare experiences. CCAI also hosts the annual Angels gala, the largest congressional child welfare event in the country, to celebrate our local Angels in Adoption® honorees as well as celebrity National Angels in Adoption® honorees. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Angels program and gala was fully virtual. CCAI is proud that congressional meetings, policy panels and roundtables, and the gala were hosted on a virtual platform, preserving the heart of the Angels program during an unprecedented time. CCAI continues to closely monitor the ongoing pandemic and is keeping safety and health at the forefront of all programming decisions. More updates to come regarding the 2021 events.

To help identify and create a pool of the top child welfare advocates across the country for the CCAI Angels in Adoption® selection committee to consider, there are two different periods – community recommendations (January - April) and congressional recommendations (May - July). Anyone in the community may submit a community recommendation using the steps outlined below. Only congressional offices are able to submit a congressional recommendation. All community recommendations must be received by April 5, 2021.
INFORMATION OF THE PERSON COMPLETING THIS RECOMMENDATION FORM
FIRST NAME of person completing this form: *
LAST NAME of person completing this form: *
EMAIL of person completing this form: *
PHONE NUMBER of person completing this form: *
RECOMMENDEE INFORMATION
Is your recommendee a(n): *
FIRST NAME(s) of recommendee OR point of contact, if an organization: *
LAST NAME(s) of recommendee OR point of contact, if an organization: *
Recommendee organization (if applicable):
STREET ADDRESS of recommendee: *
CITY of recommendee: *
STATE of recommendee: *
ZIP CODE of recommendee: *
PRIMARY PHONE NUMBER of recommendee: *
SECONDARY PHONE NUMBER of recommendee (if applicable):
PRIMARY EMAIL of recommendee (very important, please be sure this email address is current - we notify honorees of their selection by email): *
SECONDARY EMAIL of recommendee: *
MEMBERS OF CONGRESS INFORMATION
The recommendee's U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative must be listed and spelled accurately. Please take great care to properly spell their name when you submit this information. To find the recommendee's U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative, please visit https://whoismyrepresentative.com/.
U.S. Senator #1 first name: *
U.S. Senator #1 last name: *
U.S. Senator #2 first name: *
U.S. Senator #2 last name: *
U.S. Representative first name: *
U.S. Representative last name: *
RECOMMENDEE'S CONTRIBUTION TO ADOPTION/FOSTER CARE/CHILD WELFARE:
In this paragraph, you are encouraged to include how your recommendee came to be an advocate in the adoption, foster care, and/or child welfare field; their adoption, foster care, and/or child welfare journey; and, in particular, any notable work or ways they have made an extraordinary contribution for adoption/foster care/child welfare. We encourage you to supply information that takes your recommendee beyond adopting and fostering a child or children. How has their experience and action set them apart from others for this national honor? To be accepted, the paragraph must be a minimum of 200 words and no more than 300 words. Please note only the first 300 words will be considered. Please write in the third person, in the style of a bio write-up.
In at least 200 words, in what way(s) has your recommendee made an extraordinary contribution on behalf of children who need families through adoption and foster care? (300 word max, please write in the third person, so your response reads like a bio) *
If applicable, please copy and paste the link(s) to any media attention the recommendee has received.
If needed, please take a moment to share any special notes/instructions for this recommendation:
The Angels in Adoption® Program is a signature program of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute and is celebrating its 23rd year of impacting Capitol Hill on behalf of children who need families.
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