FosterMorey Awards

The FosterMore coalition has been working to create greater understanding, empathy and action to improve the future of youth in foster care nationwide. We’re delighted to announce that nominations for the Third Annual FosterMoreys Awards are now open!

Browse the winners of the 2022 FosterMorey awards:

Journalist of the Year: Christine Devine
For nearly 30 years, Christine has profiled young people in foster care and helped more than 500 children in foster care find adoptive families.⁠

Scholar of the Year: Joshua Elizondo
Joshua is doing incredible work to change the narrative around foster care, influencing legislation, policy, and systems change across the board at all levels of government.

Content Creator of the Year: Mira Zimet
Mira is a filmmaker, virtual storyteller, mentor, foster parent, and founder of The Storyboard Project, a project first inspired by a youth in foster care she was mentoring.

Organization of the Year: Kids in the Spotlight
Founded in 2009 in Los Angeles, Kids in the Spotlight has provided youth in foster care a haven to heal and grow from their experienced trauma by providing a platform for foster youth to write, produce, cast, direct, and act in their own short films.

Impact Award: Winnie Wechsler
Winnie was one of the first to innovate with technology and the child welfare system and has had a lasting impact on the way many foster care organizations operate.