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Forever Family news stories and on-air promotions highlight children in foster care who are searching for adoptive families, teens 'aging out' of foster care, and issues relating to the American foster care crisis. These stories air on major broadcast television stations and are crafted to engage and motivate the public to action.

Over 30 million dollars in earned media time has been donated to Forever Family to date, all for the purpose of raising awareness and help for children and teens in foster care. This awareness has generated thousands of viewer inquiries, resulting in hundreds of adoptions, foster families and community volunteers. In addition, our viewers have donated more than $1,000,000 in cash, goods, and services directly to children in foster care, adoptive families and teens 'aging out' of the foster care system.

 

Forever Family Founder Gia Tutalo-Mote

gia tutalo moteGia Tutalo-Mote is an Emmy award-winning television producer/reporter. Founder and CEO of the non-profit organization Forever Family, Gia has taken her concept of media awareness for children in America’s foster care system from a small grass-roots initiative on Miami’s WTVJ-NBC 6 in 2002, to a multi-station initiative on NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX affiliates in Florida and North Carolina.

In addition to overseeing all aspects of Forever Family, Gia is the the host of Forever Family on NBC 6, ABC 7 and NBC 2. She is also a frequent radio guest and appears in national television programming.

 

Awards and Honors, include:

  • Emmy Award for ‘Selling Innocence’ – a television promotional campaign which shed light on Child Exploitation and the Internet
  • Adoption Excellence Award for Media/Public Awareness of Adoption- Presented by United States Department of Health and Human Services and the Children’s Bureau – Washington, DC
  • Congressional Award – Angels in Adoption presented by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute - Washington, DC
  • Office of the Governor & Florida Statewide Guardian Ad Litem Award and the for Community Advocacy on behalf of abused and neglected children
  • Florida Department of Children and Families Advocate of the Year
    and many more

 


 

 

Forever Family Correspondent Martha Sugalski

martha sugalskiMartha Sugalski is the face of Forever Family in Central Florida. As the main anchor at WFTV, her Forever Family stories reach millions of viewers with a powerful message of love and hope for our kids. She's been a journalist for over 20 years and has won numerous awards, including the coveted Emmy Award. She is also a wife and mother of six children, including triplets (identical boys and a girl) who were born in 2013!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forever Family Correspondent Liz Quirantes

liz quirantesLiz Quirantes is the face of Forever Family in West Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast. Every Tuesday at 5pm, Liz brings you Forever Family stories on CBS 12. Liz Quirantes also anchors the 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. weekday newscasts on WPEC CBS 12.

She joined CBS 12 in 1991 and since then, has received several awards including an Associated Press Best Series, Award for her undercover work in a report titled 'Inside Castro's Cuba." She was also recently named Best Female Local TV News Anchor by Palm Beach Post readers. Liz also serves on the Board of Directors of ChildNet, the agency that oversees all foster care in Palm Beach County. 


 

 

Forever Family Correspondent Jasmine Spencer

jasmine spencerJasmine Spencer is the face of Forever Family in Greensboro, North Carolina. Her Forever Family stories can be seen Tuesdays in the 5pm Fox 8 newscast, and has strong passion for children and her community. During her Hurricane Irene coverage in Washington N.C., Jasmine was featured on Direct TV and CNN. Jasmine is a proud Elon University Alum where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism. Along with her Phoenix 14 News team, she accepted the 1st place award for "Best Newscast" from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation.


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