I'm excited to announce the kick off of a special project - a project that I've had the great pleasure of being a part of over the past several weeks - the Spokeo Search Angel Awards!
I received an email from Spokeo a couple of months ago about the idea of creating an award for Search Angels. They were seeing a trend in their search engine being utilized to help reunite people who had been separated by adoption or foster care placements and wanted to help those that were searching. So, Spokeo and strategic partner Mixed Roots Foundation, as well as the American Adoption Congress, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, and Find My Family - are now proudly calling for nominations during National Adoption Awareness Month, for the Spokeo Search Angel Awards.
"The newly launched program will recognize, honor and support volunteers who donate their time to help adult adoptees and others separated from family, search for and reunite with their birth families. Individuals who have been touched by the work of Search Angels are encouraged to visit www.spokeoangels.com to submit a nomination. Winners of the awards will receive a cash grant provided by the Mixed Roots Foundation's Spokeo Search Angel Fund, a one-year account to Spokeo, and the opportunity to have reunion costs covered for a limited amount of matches made during their year as a "Spokeo Search Angel."
This is your opportunity to show how much you value the search angel who has helped you locate lost loved ones. I know you're out there - I have received emails from thankful adoptees, birth mothers, and lost birth siblings. Please take a moment and nominate one of our many search angel volunteers.