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National Adoption Excellence Awards Now Taking Nominations

7/11/2007:   The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is looking for individuals or programs that have made a significant contribution to promoting successful adoptions of children from foster care through its annual Adoption Excellence Award.

Each year ACF recognizes individuals, families, and organizations for their leadership, innovation, and dedication to finding permanent, loving homes for children in care. Awardees can include states, public agencies, universities, tribes, courts, families, faith-based organizations, and businesses. Awards are made in 10 categories:
  • decrease in the length of time children in foster care wait for adoption,
  • increased adoptions of older children,
  • interjurisdictional adoptions,
  • faith-based initiatives,
  • support for adoptive families,
  • individual and/or family contributions,
  • philanthropy and/or business contributions,
  • judicial or child welfare system improvement,
  • adoption of minority children from foster care, and
  • media/public awareness of adoption from foster care.
To nominate someone or to make a self-nomination by August 17, visit the Children's Bureau website.


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