Spokeo Search Angel Awards

Find My Family is happy to announce our partnership with Spokeo and our participation on the advisory committee for the Search Angel Awards.

This program seeks to recognize and honor Search Angels like our very own Judy Sheinbein, who volunteer and donate their time, resources, and expertise to helping adult adoptees search for and reunite with biological family members.

"Search Angels play a crucial role in helping adult adoptees and others with the logistical and emotional support needed to reconnect with their biological family members. Our commitment to honoring and helping Search Angels is for the long term. We take great pride in having the opportunity to work with so many leaders and organizations within the adoption community to launch this effort."
   —Emanuel Pleitez
     Spokeo's Chief Strategy Officer

Those who win the Spokeo Search Angel Awards will receive a cash grant provided by the Mixed Roots Foundation, a one-year Spokeo account, and the opportunity to have reunion costs covered for matches that they make during their year as a Spokeo Search Angel.

Nominations closed Friday, November 30, 2012. Check back soon for the announcement of the finalists.

The Advisory Committee is comprised of various individuals that are representative of the adoption and foster care communities. Committee members include:

Holly Choon Hyang Bachman, Mixed Roots Foundation Holly Choon Hyang Bachman
Founder, President, and CEO
Mixed Roots Foundation
Lynne Banks, American Adoption Congress Lynne Banks
Adoptive mother, American Adoption Congress SD state rep, co-founder of Adoptionscams.net and search angel
Carrie Craft Carrie Craft
Adoptive mother; reunited sibling; and Adoption & Foster Care writer, About.com
Donnie Davis, American Adoption Congress Donnie Davis
President, American Adoption Congress
Vanessa Flores, Spokeo Vanessa Flores
Director of Public Relations, Spokeo
Johnny Madrid Johnny Madrid
Board director, A Home Within, CA Court Appointed Special Advocates, and National Foster Youth Action Network
Emanuel Pleitez Emanuel Pleitez
Chief Strategy Officer, Spokeo
Angela Saverice-Rohan Angela Saverice-Rohan
Adoptive mother and General Counsel, Spokeo
Priscilla Sharp Priscilla Sharp
Mother of adoptee, search angel, adoptee rights advocate
Aaron Sheinbein Aaron Sheinbein
Founder, FindMyFamily.org
Rita Soronen, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Rita Soronen
President & CEO, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
Marilyn Waugh, American Adoption Congress Marilyn Waugh
Past president and current state representative, American Adoption Congress

Not yet reunited?

Be sure to register here to add the adoption search to the Find My Family registry.