The Bair Foundation Child and Family Ministries was recently selected as a recipient of the 2016 Angels in Adoption award
Online PR News – 29-August-2016 – The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institutes (CCAI) Angels in Adoption Program honors a wide spectrum of individuals and organizations making extraordinary contributions in adoption, Permanency and child welfare. Each year, the Angels in Adoption awardees travel to Washington, D.C., to both celebrate their hard work and dedication to the issues and participate in special events designed to engage them in using their personal experience to effect change on behalf of children in need of families. CCAI also honors a select number of National Angels in Adoption whose contributions have had a national impact.
The Bair Foundation was recently selected as the recipient of the 2016 Angels in Adoption award and will be attending a gala on September 21, 2016 at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center in Washington DC. Representing The Bair Foundation Child & Family Ministries at the event will be Bair V.P., Kim Young and Jill Schmidt, Director of Adoption and Permanency Services. The agency was nominated by a family in Erie, PA and selected by US Representative Mike Kelly for their excellence in adoption services.
Also nominated and selected by Senator Bob Casey, was Bair foster parent, Kelly Hughes who is the founder of Foster Love Project. Driven by her desire to replace the possession-filled garbage bags with backpacks filled with basic necessities, she and her team have distributed over 3,000 bags to over 21 agencies in 10 counties in the last three years.
The Bair Foundation is honored to be recognized for such a prestigious award. Past recipients of this award include: Muhammad Ali, First Lady Laura Bush, Kristin Chenoweth, Scott Fujita, Deborra-lee Furness, Katherine Heigl & Josh Kelley, Patti LaBelle, Ne-Yo, Rhea Perlman, Shonda Rhimes, Korie and Willie Robertson, Al Roker, Jane Seymour, Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, Bruce Willis, Nia Vardalos, Bill Klein and Jen Arnold, Connie Britton, Rachel Crow, Studios, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Hallmark Channel, and PEOPLE Magazine.rnrnAbout The Bair Foundation
The Bair Foundation Inc. is a national organization that has successfully cared for and treated children, teens and families since 1967. With 35 offices in 9 states they offer a myriad of community-based services which include: Treatment foster care, Traditional Foster Care, Adoption Services, Medically-Needy Foster Care, Independent Living Services, Parent Empowerment Program, B.E.S.T. Program, Wraparound Services, In-Home Services, Assessment Home, & Outpatient Services. The Bair Foundation is accredited by COA (Council on Accreditation) and is a member of The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, Alliance for Children and Families, Christian Alliance for Orphans, and Foster Family-Based Treatment Association.
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“The Bair Foundation is honored to be recognized for such a prestigious award”