Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock () or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

June 2017Vol. 18, No. 4Now Accepting Adoption Excellence Awards Nominations

The Children’s Bureau is pleased to announce that Adoption Excellence Awards nominations are now being accepted. These annual awards recognize states, tribes, agencies, organizations, businesses, and individuals that have demonstrated excellence in making contributions to providing permanency for children in foster care. The Adoption Excellence Awards honor leadership and innovation in the commitment toward rebuilding the lives of children in foster care and those who are waiting for adoption.

Nomination materials, including a description of the five award categories, eligibility and selection criteria, and the nomination packet are available by request at the Children’s Bureau’s website.

All nominations must be received by close of business Friday, June 30, 2017. All nominations should be sent electronically to June Dorn.  If you have questions about the award, please contact June Dorn at or 202-205-9540.