Several significant accolades recognize our incredible work in protecting children, strengthening families and bettering communities. We're especially proud of our devoted staff, and our wonderful families and advocates who have earned awards for their commitment to kids.

National honors

  • Adoption Excellence Award in the category of Adoption of Minority Children from Foster Care (2010)

  • Named a Congressional Angel in Adoption by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, honoring our outstanding advocacy of adoption and foster care issues (2009)

  • Continuously accredited since 1982 by the Council of Accreditation, recognizing our commitment to the highest quality of care and service while adhering to the toughest administration standards (only 1,800 organizations in the United States and Canada have earned this distinction)

  • Named a Top 25 Company to work for in public relations by PR News, earning a Platinum Award (2009)

Statewide honors

  •  Statewide Community Award, given by Leadership Florida to recognize our commitment to improving the lives of Florida's citizens through collaboration, leadership and innovation (2010)

Regional honors

  • Named a Top 25 Company for Working Families in Central Florida by the Orlando Sentinel (2011)

  • Named a Top 100 Company for Working Families in Central Florida (2009, 2010, 2011)

  • Named Business of the Year, Community Cultivator by the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce (2011)

  • Named Outstanding Nonprofit of the Year (Broward County) in BankAtlantic's Nonprofit Academy Awards (2011)

  • Named Tallahassee Magazine's Best of Tallahassee Reader's Choice Poll Best Local Charity (2011)
  •  Judges Award winner in the William C. Schwartz Innovation Awards, given by the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, recognizing our annual Innovation Symposium that encourages us to share creative, effective programs that impact the way we care for children and families (2009)

Staff and program honors

Florida Coalition for Children awards
  • CEO David A. Bundy: Lifetime Achievement Award (2010) and Chairman’s Award (2008)

  • Dependency Case Manager Lisa Coleman: Dependency Case Manager of the Year (2010)

  • Vice President of Governmental Relations Summer Pfeiffer: Chairman’s Award (2009)

  • Counselor Teresa Brown: Therapist of the Year (2008)

  • Social Worker Tramona McClain: Social Worker of the Year (2008)

  • Dependency Care Manager Janice Claiborne: Dependency Case Manager of the Year (2008)
Healthy Families Florida awards
  • Carlos Araujo and Belinda Cisneros: Family Assessment Workers of the Year (2009)
  • Healthy Families Miami-Dade Program: "Program of the Year" (2009)

  •  Healthy Families Walton and Healthy Families Collier: Certificates of Excellence (2009).

Parent and advocate honors

Congressional Angels in Adoption
  • Dale and Pamela Tadlock, adoptive parents (2010)

  • Longtime friend Jim Sackett  (2010)

  • Barbara and the late George Kadzis, adoptive parents (2009)

  • John and Karen Burns, adoptive parents (2009)

(Angels in Adoption awards are given by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.)

Other honors
  • The United States Department of Health and Human Services honored South Coastal Division board member Linda Coffin with a national Adoption Excellence Award for Individual Contributions.
  • Foster parents Joseph and Linda Acker were named Foster Parents of the Year by the Florida Coalition for Children.

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