Each year, the Department of Health and Human Services recognizes individuals and professionals for their extraordinary contributions in providing adoption and other permanency outcomes for children in foster care. We are thrilled to announce that C.A.S.E. CEO Debbie Riley was a proud recipient of this year’s coveted 2015 Adoption Excellence Award in the category of Individuals/Professionals. Debbie and the 9 other recipients accepted their awards on November 2, 2015 at the Children’s Bureau‘s National Adoption Month Celebration event in Washington DC.
Nominated by Rita Soronen President and CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, Debbie’s unwavering commitment to providing resources, support and advocacy for children, teens and family members touched by adoption and foster care is in itself extraordinary. She and co-founder Kathleen Dugan created the Center for Adoption Support and Education more than 17 years ago and has grown the organization into a national and international mental health resource for foster and adoptive families as well as for the professionals who support them.
Visit the Children’s Bureau website to view a full list of all of the Adoption Excellence Award recipients.