1999 HUMANITARIAN AWARD
VOICES for Alabama’s Children
Louise Pittman spent more than 60 years working to improve the well-being of children in need. She is a nationally recognized leader in adoption and was instrumental in establishing a regional adoption exchange and the Adoption Opportunities Act. Since the time she was an Honoree for World of Children, Pittman has continued to work to improve the lives of children in need as a board member for several organizations. With this, she has been able to work with issues such as the support of foster families and appropriate care for children in foster care with multiple needs. She continues to work with VOICES for Alabama’s Children to create a network of child advocates in each of the 67 counties of the state and train them to assist in improving public policy.
Other projects include working actively with Alabama legislation for teenage driving laws and creating innovative programs to help teenage mothers and children in poverty. All projects have helped to improve the lives of children in need and have worked to create awareness of the need to improve conditions for all children.