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September 12, 2013

Eugene, OR -®, a division of Northwest Media, Inc. has won the Best Family Website WebAward from the Web Marketing Association. This first place win follows a Standard of Excellence award in 2012 for the company's® website.® received exceptional scores for content and innovation and above average scores for technology, ease of use, and copywriting.

Lee White, president and CEO of Northwest Media, Inc. said, "This prestigious award highlights our in-house team's dedication to maintaining a cutting-edge website to meet the training needs of foster, adoptive and kinship parents around the world. While I recognize our outstanding team, it is the parents who use the site who are the real heroes; they open their homes and are dedicated to helping children who, through no fault of their own, are placed in the care of the state."

The team responsible for the website consists of Lee White, president and CEO; Qiao Jin, programmer; Kristian Hansen, web designer; William F. Haldane, creative director; and Lisa Siegle, writer and editor.

The Web Marketing Association is the producer of the WebAward Competition. Now in its 17th year, the WebAward program is the longest running annual website award competition dedicated to naming the best websites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for all website development.® provides interactive online training for foster, adoptive, and kinship parents. There are 44 self-paced courses available at this time. Titles include Substance-Exposed Infants, Child Abuse and Neglect, Caring for Children Who Have Been Sexually Abused, Culturally Competent Parenting, and The Foster Home Investigation Process.® is:
  • Rated by the California Evidence-based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare
  • Endorsed by the NFPA, the Foster Family-based Treatment Association and the Canadian Foster Family Association
  • Approved by CASA and the National Adoption Center.

Northwest Media, Inc. is the parent company of®,®, and®. Northwest Media, Inc. is based in Eugene, OR. Please visit For more information about this article please contact Lisa Siegle at 800-777-6636.

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