The Best Foster Parent: The Hannah Eimers Award

May is National Foster Care Month and is a time when foster parents are recognized and honored for helping children who are walking through very journey in life. Transfiguring Adoption uses this annual award to help encourage and spotlight a parent(s) who is dedicated to walking children through traumatic times and helping them to better succeed in life.



Thank You to Everyone Who Voted
Voting Is NOW Closed.
The Official Announcement for the Winner will be on July 1.
Check back here or on our Facebook page.

Finalists – Best Foster Parent In The U.S. Award

Lori works closely with bio mom to help her meet her service plan. She and her husband overcame HUGE odds to get their son adopted on the same day as his brothers with only 2 weeks!
Earnestine loves [loves the children in her care] unconditionally!
Kelly makes her home welcoming with fun activities (like Pi day with actual pie!) during home schooling for her children and her foster children. Her and her husband's solution to the Kansas placement crisis? A bigger home!
Dusty has been fostering for nearly 4 years, she has worked with children for 20 years, 6 of those as a Foster Child Advocate; Foster Parent Trainer and Trauma Trainer.

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.
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The Award:

  • Special Award Engraved With The Winner’s Name
  • Transfiguring Adoption T-shirt
  • AND MORE!

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Rules:

  1. Nominate a foster parent using the form below.
    (Nominations will be accepted through June 1st.)
  2. Transfiguring Adoption will announce the finalists for the contest on June 4 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 4 – 22.
    (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.

Last Year’s Awarded Parent: Yvette Clark

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Thank you to our Sponsors:

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Transfiguring Adoption is 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 Transfiguring Adoption reserve the right to disqualify a nomination/entry for any reason for which they see fit.

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Co-founder of Transfiguring Adoption. A husband and father of four adopted children. Darren is a dynamic graphic artist and social media manager. He is an avid fan of the Harry Potter series and a lover of coffee. Twitter: www.twitter.com/darren_fink LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfink Facebook: www.facebook.com/darrenfink Instagram: @darren_fink

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