Best Foster Parent In The U.S.: The Hannah Eimers Award

The Best Foster Parent in the United States Award

May is National Foster Care Month and is a time when foster parents are recognized and honored, and Transfiguring Adoption wants to do just that through our annual Best Foster Parent in the United States Award.

ABOUT THE AWARD

Hannah Eimers was a young lady who was passionate about orphans and foster children. Her passion was seen through her actions with her own adoptive siblings and her loving advocacy toward children who needed a home. Hannah was tragically killed at the early age of 17 in an automobile accident. Though her life has ended, her passion for helping children from traumatized backgrounds still inspires us and is the reason we will yearly award one parent as The Best Foster Parent in the U.S.

The Award:

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Rules:

  1. Nominate a foster parent using the form below.
    (Nominations will be accepted through June 2nd.)
  2. Transfiguring Adoption will announce the finalists for the contest on June 5 via Facebook.
    (We will also contact you and the nominee’s agency via the contact information you provide.)
  3. The public will be allowed to vote for the winner from June 6 – 23.
    (Note: Your written entry will be used for the public to see and vote on.)
  4. The winner will be announced on July 1st via Facebook and our monthly E-newsletter.
    (Transfiguring Adoption will mail the award to foster agency or nominator to deliver to winner)

Qualities We Would Like To Hear Examples Of:

  • Imperfection
    No parent is perfect. A great foster parent accepts this, owns up to their mistakes and learns from them.
  • Advocacy for Child
    Many of us dislike conflict. Many of us have overbooked schedules. Great foster parents will do what it takes for the best interest of their foster child.
  • Continued Learning
    Parenting a child from a traumatic background is “different” from traditional parenting. A great foster parent is continually trying to learn more about how to help children coping with difficult pasts.
  • Change
    Along with the qualities of imperfection and a willingness to learn, a great foster parent is going to change how they parent in order to do the best for their child.
  • Creative – Think Outside the Box
    A great foster parent has tricks up their sleeve. They have special games, activities, or bedtime books that “traditional” parents do not utilize to help their child(ren) to thrive.

Entry Form:


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SPECIAL THANKS TO FOR PRIZE DONATIONS:

Jessica-Kingsley-Publishing


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Transfiguring Adoption is a program of Community Life Concepts – a 501(c)3 organization. This contest/award is only available for residents of the United States. This contest does not discriminate against person due to race, gender, religion, etc. The staff and volunteers of Community Life Concepts and Transfiguring Adoption reserve the right to disqualify a nomination/entry for any reason for which they see fit.