October 02, 2010 12:30 PM by Candace Young
ABC‘s Extreme Makeover Home Edition has helped countless numbers of deserving people and families over the years.Â This year, the popular reality television show has received the 2010 Angels in Adoption Award in recognition of it’s efforts to help families with adopted or foster children who are in need.Â Please keep reading to learn more about the award and other 2010 winners…
Extreme Makeover Home Edition has been selected by The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s Angels in Adoption program as a recipient of a 2010 Angels in Adoption Award for its efforts in helping dozens of families who provide safe and loving homes for children through foster care and adoption.
Each year the CCAI honors a select number of National Angels whose contributions in the fields of adoption or foster care have had a national impact.
This year, other recipients of the National Angels in Adoption Award are actress Kristin Chenoweth, who uses her celebrity status to raise awareness for foster care and adoption, and who is an adoptee herself, as well as Rhea Perlman (Carla, Cheers), a longtime child advocate who has been outspoken about the need for reform in the foster care system.
Past recipients of the honor include:Â Laura Bush, Bruce Willis, Al Roker, Muhammad Ali, Patti LaBelle, Jane Seymour, Henry Winkler, and CBS Studios.
For an example of how EMHE has earned this award, check out our coverage ofÂ Extreme Makeover Home Edition: The Beach Family to learn how the show helped this family that has 9 adopted children and who, over the years, have taken in 85 foster children in need!
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