Awards & Accreditation


  • 2016: North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) Parent Group of the Year Award
  • 2015: Incarnate Word Foundation Award
  • 2015: “Stepping Up for Kids” Award, St. Louis Community Family Partnership
  • 2014: “Neighborhood Builders” Award, Bank of America
  • 2013: “Adoption Excellence” Award, Department of Health and Social Services
  • 2012: “Advanced Improvers” Awardee, Sigma Aldrich
  • 2011: “Innovative Programming” Award, Missouri Association for Social Welfare
  • 2010: “What’s Right with the Region” Award, FOCUS St. Louis
  • 2009: “Most Worthy Cause” Best of St. Louis, St. Louis Riverfront Times
  • 2009: “Georgia Frontiere Community Quarterback” Award, St. Louis Rams
  • 2008: “Leadership” Award, The Women of the Well
  • 2007: “Angels in Adoption” Award, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute
  • 2006: “Adoption Activist” Award, North America Council on Adoption
  • 2005: “What’s Right with the Region” Award, FOCUS St. Louis
  • 2004: “Service to America” Award, National Association of Broadcasters


  • Council on Accreditation – In 2012, the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition achieved accreditation through the National Council on Accreditation (COA). COA Standards reflect current best practices in our field as determined through extensive reviews and a rigorous, multi-stage development and vetting process. Implementing COA standards means our organization is among the best in the field. We greatly appreciate your contribution to the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition’s success. COA accreditation ensures that our clients can be confident that their needs are addressed in accordance with the most stringent standards of public, as well as private, accountability.
  • Better Business Bureau® Accredited Charity – The Coalition is an A+ BBB Accredited Charity, meaning it meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.  Click here for more information.