04/20/2006 - NCFA Hosts 26th Anniversary Adoption Hall Of Fame Awards Celebration
Each year, the National Council For Adoption recognizes those who have made major contributions to the fields of child welfare and adoption. The Adoption Hall of Fame Awards are reserved for individuals and organizations that have made a positive difference for adoption. At its April 19 reception held at the elegant Top of the Town in Arlington, Virginia, NCFA marked its 26th anniversary by honoring two distinguished adoption advocates.
The Honorable Bill Frenzel was inducted into the Adoption Hall of Fame in recognition of the former congressman’s inspiring leadership as Chairman of the Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care. The Commission’s May 2004 report, “Fostering the Future: Safety, Permanence and Well-Being for Children in Foster Care,” helped to establish broad consensus on much-needed next steps in child welfare reform.
Glenn DeMots, the immediate past president of Bethany Christian Services and Commissioner of the Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care, was also inducted into NCFA’s Adoption Hall of Fame.
Paul Devantier, founding National Director of NCFA’s Infant Adoption Awareness Training Program, and his wife, Ellen, were awarded the “Friend of Adoption” award. Together, the Devantiers have cared for more than 80 infants in foster care.