Devereux Arizona To Be Recognized as an Angel in Adoption™by Hot Off The Press (Release) on Sep. 23, 2013, under Press Releases
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Allison Cappa
Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute
Devereux Arizona To Be Recognized as an Angel in Adoption™
at National Event in Washington, D.C.
Tucson, Arizona – September 23, 2013 – The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) will honor Devereux Arizona as an Angel in Adoption™ at an awards ceremony on October 8 and gala on October 9 in Washington, D.C.
Devereux Arizona is being honored for their dedication to adoption and positive child welfare practices.
The Angels in Adoption™ program is CCAI’s signature public awareness campaign and provides an opportunity for all members of the U.S. Congress to honor the good work of their constituents who have enriched the lives of foster children and orphans in the United States and abroad.Each year, more than 140 Angels are honored through the Angels in Adoption™ program.
“The Angels in Adoption™ program is unlike any other program in the Nation’s Capital. Because of it, over 2000 “Angels” have come to share with Washington their adoption experience and left with a renewed excitement of all that adoption makes possible,” said Kathleen Strottman.“I learned one simple lesson from my time on Capitol Hill, knowledge is power.Angels in Adoption™ is meant to give Members of Congress the knowledge they need to use the power they have toward making the dream of a family a reality for every child.”
In addition to the more than 140 Angels from around the country, several “National Angels” will be recognized at the gala for their dedication and commitment nationally and internationally to child welfare on a grand scale. This year’s honorees are Korie and Willie Robertson of the popular A&E reality show Duck Dynasty and internationally acclaimed actress, director and producer Deborra-Lee Furness Jackman. Former National Angels include First Lady Laura Bush, Patti LaBelle, Jane Seymour, Muhammad Ali, the late Dave Thomas, Steven Curtis Chapman, Bruce Willis, Alonzo Mourning, Rhea Perlman and Kristin Chenoweth.
The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) is a 501(c)3 nonpartisan organization dedicated to raising awareness about the tens of thousands of orphans and foster children in the United States and the millions of orphans around the world in need of permanent, safe, and loving homes through adoption. CCAI’s goal is the elimination of the barriers that hinder these children from realizing their basic right of a family.
CCAI was created in 2001 by the co-chairs of the bicameral, bipartisan Congressional Coalition on Adoption (CCA) to more effectively raise Congressional and public awareness about the issue of adoption.
The Angels in Adoption™ program was established in 1999 as a Congressional press conference to honor outstanding individuals. Since then, the program has developed into a yearlong public awareness campaign culminating in an extraordinary awards Gala and celebration in Washington, D.C.
CCAI does notreceive anygovernment funding and they rely on thegenerous support of foundations, corporations, and individuals to accomplishtheir mission.For more information, visit www.ccainstitute.org and www.angelsinadoption.org.