Katherine and her husband Josh Kelley will attend the The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s (CCAI) Angels In Adoption Gala in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, September 12, 2012. The couple will be honored alongside PEOPLE Magazine as National Angels In Adoption, an award given to individuals or organizations whose contributions in the fields of adoption or foster care that have had a national impact.

Katherine Heigl And Josh Kelley With Daughters Naleigh & Adalaide

Past recipients of this award include First Lady Laura Bush, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Kristin Chenoweth, Bruce Willis, Muhammad Ali, Patti LaBelle, Jane Seymour, Henry Winkler and CBS Studios.

The CCAI Angels In Adoption program provides Members of Congress the opportunity to honor an individual, couple, or organization from their district that have made an extraordinary contribution on behalf of children in need of homes. These heroes hail from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico and represent the wide spectrum of individuals involved in the adoption and foster care process. Since the program’s inception in 1999, over 1,800 Angels have received this honor.

In addition to giving Members of Congress a firsthand look at the foster care and adoption related work taking place throughout the country, the Angels In Adoption program seeks to draw media attention to raise public awareness about the positive difference adoption makes in the life of a child. Last year's event alone resulted in 140 human interest stories being published in newspapers throughout the nation. These stories serve as inspiration for others to step forward to consider fostering or adopting.

Naleigh & Adalaide Nancy Leigh Mi-Eun Kelley & Adalaide Marie Hope Kelley

The Gala will take place at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, commencing with a reception at 6pm before the dinner and awards begin at 7pm. Tickets for the event are available at $250 ($150 of which is tax deductible). Musical entertainment will be provided by award winning singer/songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman.

For more information or to register for event the please visit the Angels In Adoption web site.