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Actress Kristin Chenoweth meets Naomi and Ruth Chew at the Angels in Adoption Gala.

Angel’s In Adoption reaches for the stars at this year’s annual gala.

Actress Kristin Chenoweth meets Naomi and Ruth Chew at the Angels in Adoption Gala.

Actress Kristin Chenoweth meets Naomi and Ruth Chew at the Angels in Adoption Gala. Photos by Tony Powell

HOLLYWOOD ANGELS: Anyone who claims big Hollywood stars never show emotion in public should have been at the annual gala for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. Honorees Kristin Chenoweth and Rhea Perlman both choked up while describing their work on behalf of children in foster care and orphans. Country music artist Jimmy Wayne performed his song “Elephant Ears” about his own experience as a foster child. “We all have baggage,” said Chenoweth, herself an adoptee. “And like me at one point in my life, these are kids with no place to go.”

ADOPTING THIS CAUSE: Mary Landrieu, Roy Blount, Danny DeVito, Al Hunt, Sarah Gesireich, Benjamin Cardin, Jim DeMint, James Inhofe, Jack Gerard, Rita Soronen, Stuart Williams, Ralph Boyd, Elmer Doty, Wade Horn, Jim Cooper.

Angels in Adoption Gala

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