These awards recognize individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving outcomes for children and families in the child welfare system.
The Christensens adopted their daughter as an older foster youth, an age group highlighted this year as part of National Adoption Month.
To keep children truly safe, we must consider how strengthening and supporting families can help set the bar higher.
May is National Foster Care Month, a time to acknowledge all who play a role in improving the lives of children and youth in foster care.
Watch a video highlighting the work of foster parents Jerry and Sally Ellis, winners of a 2015 Casey Excellence for Children Award.
The 2014 Casey Excellence for Children Awards recognize individuals making a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and families across America.
Watch a video highlighting the work of foster parent Michele Burnette, a winner of the 2014 Casey Excellence for Children Awards.