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U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Adoption Excellence Award

Adoption Excellence Award
from left to right, Sherry Kline, Committee Member, Maggie Cole, Oswego County Family Court, Cindy Roth, NYS Child Welfare Court Improvement Project, Hon. Martha Walsh Hood, Amy Cimino, Adoption Clerk for Onondaga County, Kevin Harrigan, Esq., Committee Member

The Adoption Excellence Award is an annual program created in an effort to recognize individuals and groups who have dedicated their hearts and souls to promoting permanency for children in our communities.

Hon. Martha Walsh Hood and the 5th Judicial District's National Adoption Day Committee has been selected from nominations received from across our Country as 2011 recipients of this Award!! Judge Hood and her committee continue to show, every year, their undying efforts to create awareness of so many children in care looking for their 'FOREVER FAMILY'. Of the 18 recipients of this National Award, Judge Hood and committee have been recognized for all their amazing work with our community's most vulnerable, our children.

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