WNY Most Admired Leaders In Esteem

Buffalo Business First selected Adoption STAR as one of The Most Admired Companies in Western New York. 

Buffalo Business First wrote, “We asked readers, businesses and our staff to make suggestions and nominations.  We examined them all, considering each company’s growth, its success as an employer, its work in promoting diversity, its connection within the local community and more.  And we’re proud to share with you our list of Western New York’s Most Admired Companies.”

An abbreviated version of the nomination appeared in the December 21 edition of the Buffalo Business First newspaper.

Adoption STAR been recognized many times as a leader in its industry.  The Agency maintains the prestigious COA Hague Accreditation, and was recently re-accredited with high marks through 2017.  Additionally Adoption STAR is authorized in New York State, licensed in Florida and Ohio, and approved in Connecticut.  This 501(c 3) non-profit charitable organization has been noticed by the community-at-large .  In 2003 the founder received a Business First 40 Under Forty Award and in 2004 WKBW-TV honored the founder by selecting her to be one of the community’s Everyday Heroes. The YWCA also honored her in 2005 by selecting her as one of twenty-six women making a difference in Western New York. In 2009 she was the recipient of a Business First Women of Influence Entrepreneur Award. On May 1, 2010 during the Dazzling Decade ~ A Night of Stars 10th Birthday Gala, the founder and ceo was presented with the First Michele Fried Founder’s Award.

Adoption STAR is honored to be included as one of WNY’s Most Admired Leaders In Esteem.