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Angels in Adoption

1/13/2020

Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute Seeks New Executive Director

The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) has begun the search for a new executive director according to an announcement last week. The nonprofit institute has been under the leadership of interim executive director Bethany Haley since the organization’s long-time executive director Becky Weichhand died of cancer in late 2018.

6/7/2019

Adoption Advocacy Group Hosts Fundraising Run in Honor of Becky Weichhand

Becky Weichhand passed away last year, and the adoption advocacy organization she led is planning an annual event to honor her legacy in the field. On June 23, the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) will host its first 5K race in honor of Weichhand at 7:30 a.m.

11/28/2018

Becky Weichhand, Leader in Adoption Advocacy Community, Has Passed Away

Becky Weichhand, executive director of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), has passed away at the age of 36 after a battle with cancer. “We have lost our vibrant leader and dear friend,” CCAI said, in a statement issued today.

12/16/2016

Make a Difference for Kids in Foster Care

I’ll tell you the moment I couldn’t ignore it any longer. The moment I knew I had to do more. I’ve known about foster care my entire life. When I was in high school, the kids from the local children’s home attended our school.

7/26/2016

Clinton, Longtime Child Advocate, Includes Foster Youth in Democratic Convention

A supporter reflects on Hillary Clinton’s history of child welfare reform in light of the presidential hopeful’s inclusion of a former foster youth speaker in this week’s Democratic National Convention. Magazine mogul Malcom Forbes once said, “You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those that can do nothing for him.”

12/16/2014

White House Bound

This fall, I traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s (CCAI) Angels in Adoption celebration. The event, which draws stars from entertainment and D.C.’s political elite, always fills the cavernous Ronald Reagan Building on Pennsylvania Avenue, providing a suitable stage for some real heroes.

9/18/2012

Congress Rolling on Uninterrupted Scholars Act

Last week, members of Congress converged on Washington, D.C. for a short legislative session before the elections. In short order, the Uninterrupted Scholars Act (USA), which would amend education privacy laws to the benefit of foster children gained momentum.