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Nominations Are Now Open for the 2013 Adoption Excellence Awards
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Adoption Excellence Awards recognize outstanding accomplishments in achieving permanency for America's children waiting in foster care. An annual program that grew out of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997, these awards honor States, local agencies, private organizations, courts, businesses, individuals, and families making key contributions to increasing the number of children from foster care who are adopted or placed in other permanent homes.
Selection of the Adoption Excellence Award winners for the year 2013 will be based on the contents of the nomination submission. Please review all of the attached guidelines and selection criteria before preparing your nomination.
2013 Nomination Guidelines
- AEA Nomination Letter (PDF - 11 KB)
- AEA Nomination Guidelines (PDF - 216 KB)
- AEA Application for Families/Individuals (PDF - 599 KB) - Fillable PDF Form is available for electronic completion
- AEA Application for Business, Media, Child Welfare & Judicial Systems Change (PDF - 593 KB) - Fillable PDF Form is availalbe for Electronic completion
For more information about the awards and past recipients, visit the Children's Bureau website.