Celebrating the Journey of Heart, Mind and Courage!

Thank you for helping us celebrate the strength of adoptive, foster, and kinship families.  Your generosity is amazing!

Getaway Raffle – With just 300 tickets available, don't miss your chance  to win your choice of 4 fabulous trips! 

Your participation provides critical operating funds for C.A.S.E. and helps more families in need afford the cost of therapy.




Inside The Gala

Special Guest


Kym WhitleyMistress of Ceremonies, comedian, actress, adoptive parent

Read her bio



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Star of Adoption Awards

We are reviewing our 2023 nominations. Look back at our 2021 Stars of Adoption awardees who have demonstrated such heart and courage along their journey!
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Invest in the mental health of adoptive, foster, and kinship families.

Donate now and join our Fund-a-Family appeal the night of the gala to help families afford therapy.

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Live Auction


More information coming soon! 




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Coming Soon! 


Add a "brick" to C.A.S.E.'s yellow brick road with your anniversary wishes, story of how C.A.S.E. made a difference in your life, or tribute to a friend or family member touched by adoption, foster, or kinship care.

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2023 Harris K. Leonard Memorial Scholarship


This $1,500 scholarship for post-high school education, awarded to a young person touched by foster care, honors Harris' memory.

Nominations for 2023 are due by February 22, 2023.



Maria Garcia Anderson, President & CEO, Anderson Fire Protection, Inc. & C.A.S.E. Board Member

  Philip Gibbs, President, Hamel Builders, Inc. 

Honorary Co-Chairs

Catherine Leggett, Community Advocate

Jeffrey Slavin, Mayor of Somerset, MD

Thank you to our 2023 Emerald City Sponsors

Bernard Family Foundation  



Frequently Asked Questions

The event is in a NEW location at The Hamilton Hotel in the Schuyler Ballroom, 1001 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005.

You'll start your journey on the yellow brick road at 6:00pm with cocktails and appetizers and a celebration of Legacy Stars of Adoption who have made a difference in the lives of so many families through their support of C.A.S.E. Don't miss the chance to experience the Mind, Courage and Heart of the families we serve in three experential rooms.

At 7:30pm, you'll find yourself in the Emerald City for dinner and our inspiring program hosted by comedian and adoptive mom, Kym Whitley.  The evening continues with DJ Josh Allen and dancing from 9:00 - 11:00pm.

Valet parking is available for $29/car for event guests and $59/car for overnight guests.

The closest Metro station is McPherson Square (blue/orange/silver) one block from the hotel.  The Farragut North Metro stations (red) is about a 10-minute walk to the hotel.  Self-parking is not available at the hotel and many nearby parking garages are closed on Saturday.  There is very limited street parking.  If you choose to park yourself, we suggest you use a parking app like SpotHero, and double check the closing time.

We have secured a block of rooms at The Hamilton Hotel at a discounted rate of $279/night.  If you would like to stay overnight, please contact us by Friday, March 24th

Guest cancellation is required within 48 hours prior to guest's check-in date, or the hotel may charge you one night's room fee plus any applicable taxes.

Cocktail attire.  Please don't forget your dancing shoes!

We will be serving a variety of appetizers including vegetarian and vegan options.  Please notify Monica Jackson, jackson@adoptionsupport.org by Friday, April 8th, if you have dietary concerns, such as the need for gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian meal.

Please contact Monica Jackson at 301.476.8525 Ext 430. or jackson@adoptionsupport.org.