From its inception, FosterMore has been focused on shaping the public narrative around foster care to showcase the potential and promise of foster youth nationwide.

The FosterMorey Awards is our new initiative to recognize accomplishments in advancing positive portrayals of foster youth and families. The 2021 inaugural FosterMorey Awards, held this fall, recognized winners across five award categories. We’re thrilled to announce our winners:

Journalist of the Year: John Kelly, Fostering Media Connections
A member of the media whose work has helped tell the valuable stories of youth and families touched by the Child Welfare System

Media Outlet of the Year: KABC Los Angeles and WTVD
A media outlet that has generously contributed donated airtime to FosterMore’s Donate Your Small Talk campaign

Content Creator of the Year: Randal Wells, Foster Tales
A writer, producer, show-runner, or actor whose work has helped to cast a positive light on the youth in foster care

Organization of the Year: Together We Rise
An organization (nonprofit, foundation, or child welfare agency) whose exceptional work has elevated the field

FosterMore Scholar of the Year: Cheyenne Cobb
A foster youth and scholar who has made an impact on the foster care community through their resilience and hard work