The Children's Bureau just released their 2012 Centennial Adoption Excellence Awards. The report is available <"http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/resource/adoption-excellence-awards">here.
Awardees include agencies, organizations and individuals that have contributed to the adoption of children and youth from foster care. The program goes back to the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997. The awards were presented on october 10 in Washington, DC.
One of the individuals listed this year is Natalie Lyons, who helped coordinate the webinar on adoption competency certificate programs that we at CASCW participated in last December with the National Resource Center on Adoption. A full description of Ms. Lyons' career is included in this pdf.
Past award winners are available on the Children's Bureau site.