About Us Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition


2008      Catalogue for Philanthropy DC Selected Charity

2005       United States Department of Health and Human Services Adoption Excellence Award

2005       Organizational Angel in Adoption, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute

2003       Voice for Adoption Award for Outstanding Work in Post-Adoption Services

2001       Outstanding Public-Private Partnership Award, Montgomery County Department of Health and   Human Services


Debbie Riley, Chief Executive Officer

2014      Dunkin Donuts 2014 Community Hero Award

2003      Maryland Council on Abuse and Neglect Outstanding Activist Award


Michael and Kathleen Dugan, Founders

2010    Audrey Robbins Humanitarian of the Year Award “Volunteer of the Year”, Kathleen Dugan

2009    Bank of America Local Hero Award, for “individuals who champion causes vital to their communities and inspire others to get involved”

2002       North American Council on Adoptable Children Adoption Activist Award

2002       Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute National Angel in Adoption

2001       Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Community Service Award, Greater Washington Urban League

1994       Maryland Governor’s Award for Therapeutic Parents of the Year

1992       Honorary Degrees, Belmont University, in recognition of work on behalf of special-needs foster children


Madeleine Krebs, Clinical Director

2007      Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute National Angel in Adoption

2005       Nancy Dworkin Award for Outstanding Service to Youth in Child Advocacy, Montgomery County Commission on Children and Youth