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Special Guest Hoda Kotb

Mistress of Ceremonies Delilah

Award Recipients



Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld LLP
Capitol Seniors Housing
The Gladney Center for Adoption
Stacey and Kevin Reynolds
Wayne and Linda Sharp
Cal and Sally Simmons
Pamela and Larry Stevenson
Jeanne Gengler Swiacki
The John and Nina Toups Charitable Fund
United Bank


Bruce and Angela Almquist
Greg and Jane Castanias
Sid Dewberry
Len and Elizabeth Forkas
Holt International
Holly Kortright and Michael Fudge
Marsal Family Foundation
McCall MacBain Foundation
Alan and Amy Metzger
Allan Neustadt
Glenn and Pamela Rosenthal
Randy and Elizabeth Russell
TRR Sotheby's International Realty
The Vavonese Family



Mary Beth and Jim Carroll
Glenn and Gerri Ferguson
Joseph and Rachel Firschein
The Gildenhorn Speisman Family Foundation
Chuck and Susan Johnson
Dana Johnson
Daphne and Gary Rappaport
Delia and Jim Stroud


The Barker Adoption Foundation
Helen and John Gordon
Sheree Jones
Kirton McConkie
Monte and Todd Monash
Lisa A. Sinclair and Edward F. Burke, Jr.
Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children
Tiffany & Co.
Waclawski Family Charity
Jerry and Nicole Walters


Media Sponsors

NBC4 Washington
Washington Business Journal

NCFA Celebrating 40 Years of Family


As we celebrate 40 years of service to children, birth parents, and adoptive families, National Council For Adoption remains the premier adoption advocacy nonprofit in the United States, promoting a culture of adoption through education, research, legislative action, and collaboration. Because of NCFA, more children are adopted out of foster care, women facing unintended pregnancy receive comprehensive information on the positive option of adoption, and intercountry adoption remains a viable, ethical option for building families.

Our vision is a loving, permanent family for all children everywhere. We recognize adoption as very often the only way children can have the unique love and security of a family, when their biological parents cannot parent them in a caring and stable home.