The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) honored Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska as an Angel in Adoption™ at an awards ceremony on October 8 and gala on October 9 in Washington, D.C.  Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska (LFS) was honored for making adoption, safety and permanency a priority for 121 years.  LFS began in 1892 as two orphanages and has evolved into Nebraska’s largest mental health provider, the area’s largest refugee resettlement organization, and has an array of services that support at-risk families and reduce child abuse and neglect. Every program is designed to make a difference in the community by creating safe, permanent and healthy families.  For more information, visit

Established in 1999, the Angels in Adoption™ program is CCAI’s signature public awareness campaign. 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 does not receive any government funding and they rely on the generous support of foundations, corporations, and individuals to accomplish their mission. For more information, visit and