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Awards and Honors

Throughout Adoption Network Cleveland’s history, the organization and its staff have received numerous awards and accolades for its work with the adoption and foster care community. These awards include:

2015
  • Executive Director Betsie Norris, The Eleanor R. Gerson Leadership in Social Justice Award from Greater Cleveland Community Shares
  • Executive Director Betsie Norris, Women Who Excel Award's Progressive Entrepreneur Winner from Smart Business Magazine
  • Executive Director Betsie Norris, Virginia Colson Award for Service to Families and Children from the Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies (OACCA)
2014
  • Adoption Network Cleveland, Parent Group of the Year Award from the National Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
  • Executive Director Betsie Norris, Advocate of the Year Award from the Ohio Adoption Planning Group
2013
  • Adoption Network Cleveland, Member Organization of the Year from Greater Cleveland Community Shares
  • Executive Director Betsie Norris, Pillar Award for Community Service "Executive Director of the Year" from Medical Mutual and Smart Business Magazine
2012
  • Executive Director Betsie Norris, Champion Award from the National Center for Adoption Law & Policy
  • Adoption Network Cleveland, Drenda Lakin Memorial Award for Continuing Services to Adoptive Families from Voice for Adoption in Washington, D.C.
2011
  • Executive Director Betsie Norris, Health and Human Services Adoption Excellence Award in the area of Adoption of Older Youth
  • Board Chair Bernadette Kerrigan, national recognition as an Angel in Adoption (nominated by Rep. Marcia Fudge)
2009
  • Adoption Network Cleveland, Health and Human Services Adoption Excellence Award in the area of Adoption of Minority Youth from Foster Care
  • Executive Director Betsie Norris, Foster Care Hero Award from the Rona R. Carter Scholarship Fund
2006
  • Adoption Network Cleveland, Anisfield-Wolf Award, presented by the Center for Community Solutions and administ ered by the Cleveland Foundation
  • Adoption Network Cleveland, NACAC Adoption Activist of the Year Award, presented by the North American Council on Adoptable Children for “the effectiveness of [Adoption Network’s] youth-driven and permanency planning techniques.”
  • Adoption Network Cleveland, Finalist for the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ Nonprofit Excellence Award
  • Adoption Network Cleveland, Finalist for the Northern Ohio Live Award of Achievement
2005
  • Executive Director Betsie Norris, national recognition as an Angel in Adoption (nominated by Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones) and locally was named a Woman of Note by Crain’s Cleveland Business and was a recipient of the Hearts of Hope Award presented by Beech Brook.
2004
  • Executive Director Betsie Norris, 2004 Emma Mae Vilardi Humanitarian Award from the American Adoption Congress 

Additionally, Adoption Network Cleveland is a Guidestar gold-rated charity, placing it in the top 0.5% of charities for fiscal transparency. For more information, look at our profile on GuideStar or review our IRS Form 990.

 

Our Impact This Year (Oct. 2018-Sept. 2019)

  • People Served

    331

  • Volunteer Hours

    219

  • Donors and Members

    201

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