Anna Belle Illien in Washington, D.C. to receive prestigious "Angel in Adoption" award from U.S. Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI)

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U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) congratulates Anna Belle Illien, Founder and Executive Director of Illien Adoptions International, Inc. for her 30 years of service to homeless and vulnerable children all over the world.

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) congratulates Anna Belle Illien, Founder and Executive Director of Illien Adoptions International, Inc. for her 30 years of service to homeless and vulnerable children all over the world.

The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), which sponsors the Angels in Adoption™ program, is honoring Anna Belle Illien, along with more than 140 Angels, at an awards ceremony on September 11, 2012 and gala event in Washington, D.C., on September 12, 2012.

Over the last three decades, Anna Belle Illien has found permanent adoptive families in the US and abroad for several thousand orphaned children in countries all over the world. She continues to advocate for permanent families for children over institutionalization or living on the streets.

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.

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.

Anna Belle Illien looks forward to collaborating with U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson on increasing opportunities for permanent families in the US foster care system.

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