On Wednesday in Washington D.C., Katherine was joined by her husband Josh Kelley, sister Meg and mother Nancy, for a private reception at the home of Senator Mary Landrieu in honor of Angels In Adoption award recipients.

Katherine Heigl & Josh Kelley At The Angels In Adoption Reception Katherine Heigl & Josh Kelley At The Angels In Adoption Reception (Credit: Kami Swingle)

The "Angels" are heroes who have made an extraordinary contribution on behalf of children in need of homes and hail from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. They represent the wide spectrum of individuals involved in the adoption and foster care process. Attendees included Senator Landrieu (LA), Senator Levin (MI), Senator Warner (VA), Senator Johanns (NE), Senator Klobuchar (MN) and Rep. Huizenga (MI).

Katherine Heigl Cuddles A Child At The Angels In Adoption Reception Katherine Heigl At The Angels In Adoption Reception (Credit: Kami Swingle)

The reception took place before the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s (CCAI) Angels In Adoption Gala, where Katherine and Josh were honored as National Angels In Adoption. The event, held at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, also saw R & B artist Ne-Yo and PEOPLE Magazine recognized.

Katherine Heigl & Josh Kelley At The Angels In Adoption Reception Katherine Heigl & Josh Kelley At The Angels In Adoption Reception (Credit: Kami Swingle)