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Becky Weichhand

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.

12/18/2018

Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute Brings in Capitol Hill Vet in Wake of Leader’s Passing

The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) has hired veteran Capitol Hill staffer Bethany Haley to be its interim executive director, establishing at least temporary leadership of the organization after the death of Becky Weichhand.

11/30/2018

Friends, Colleagues Celebrate The Life of Becky Weichhand

Becky Weichhand, executive director of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, passed away at 36 this week after a battle with cancer. There will be a celebration of her life held today at 11am eastern time, and you can stream it live by clicking here.

11/29/2018

Saying Goodbye to My Friend Becky Weichhand

On Nov. 12, I paid a visit to Becky Weichhand, a friend and colleague battling a terrible sort of cancer. It was a rainy night in Washington, D.C. I alighted from my rideshare and ran up Becky’s steps, trying to avoid getting wet.

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.

10/18/2017

From Interns to Influencers: Foster Youth Internship Program a Growing Force on Federal Policy

Tiffany Boyd, a former foster youth from Long Beach, Calif., had been interning in the office of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) all summer. But save a “Hello” here and a “Good morning” there, she hadn’t yet had occasion to speak with her summer employer, who sits on several committees and keeps a hectic travel schedule.

7/26/2016

Former Foster Youth Jelani Freeman Takes Stage at DNC, Says Clinton Will Fight for Foster Youth

Last night, Jelani Freeman boarded a train from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia, where today he will take the stage at the Democratic National Convention. Now working as an attorney in D.C.,