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NACAC Awards

To honor special individuals, groups, and organizations who have devoted their time to promoting adoption and improving child welfare, NACAC holds an annual awards ceremony at each year's conference. Join us in the Regency Ballroom at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 1 as we honor NACAC’s 2015 award winners. These individuals and organizations have made tremendous contributions to adoption and child welfare, and we are grateful for all they do. The luncheon is included in the cost of all full and Saturday registrations.

2015 Award Nominations

NACAC congratulates its 2014 award recipients:

Child Advocates of the Year

  • Denise Goodman, trainer/consultant, Ohio
  • Pat O’Brien, founder, You Gotta Believe!, New York

Friend of Children

  • Judge Michael Nash, Los Angeles Municipal Court, California

Parent Group of the Year

  • Indiana Foster Care and Adoption Association

Youth Advocate of the Year

  • Precious Rooks, youth leader, Texas


  • Judy Cockerton, founder and CEO, Treehouse Foundation, Massachusetts
  • Robyn Harrod, LCSW, Southern California Foster Family and Adoption Agency
  • Sari Grant & Diane Wagner, Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, California

North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
970 Raymond Avenue, Suite 106
St. Paul, MN 55114
phone: 651-644-3036
fax: 651-644-9848