Lanecia Radcliff is the 2011 Lillian Lansberry Award Recipient. Lanecia is the Adoption Homefinder for ChildNet, Inc. in Broward County, Florida.She serves as the first point of contact for families interested in adopting children from foster care in Broward County. In addition, Laneciacoordinates matches for waiting children and families. She also doeschild specific recruitment for our longest waiting children.
Florida is a model for adoption nationally. ChildNet is a model for adoption in Florida, in large part due to Lanecia’s good work. She is involved at many levels of the adoption process and serves as a beacon to adoption workers throughout Florida. She has presented training on local and state levels. Lanecia has served on an Adoption Protocol Workgroup convened by the Governor’s Office. In addition to being diligent in her efforts, she is well known for her passion and compassion in helping find families for Florida children waiting to be adopted.
Lanecia Continues to Help Others
Lanecia Radcliff , the 2011 Lillian Brooks Lansberry Award recipient from ChildNet, Inc. in Broward County, Florida was awarded a $1,000 scholarship to do something special—something that can’t be done without the award—for children in need of permanent families.
With a portion of the scholarship, Lanecia was able to pay for one of her girls in foster care to attend Girl Scout Camp. She had been unable to attend camp last year due to funding. Lanecia also bought her a bike because she wanted an activity that would help her with her goal of losing weight.
But that’s not all. Lanecia not only provides dance classes for teens at a group home, she is also using some of those funds to start a program that will provide arts education to children who have been adopted and children with the goal of adoption. This program is in partnership with another organization.
We can see why Lanecia is well known for her passion for helping children. AEA is honored to have her as the 2011 Lillian Brooks Lansberry Award Winner. Keep up the great work, Lanecia!