We are accepting nominations for the 2017 Spokeo Search Angel Awards through

Tuesday May 2, 2017.

Meet The Winners!

Spokeo is proud to support Search Angels and the families they assist. Nominate a deserving Search Angel today! See below for more details.

Spokeo Search Angel Award Winners will receive:

  • a one-year membership for Spokeo
  • a cash grant to help offset personal costs incurred while searching
  • the opportunity for families who are matched by Angels to elect to participate in a reunion sponsorship covering their travel costs

Q. If I am a Search Angel, can I nominate myself?

YES! Please do.

Q. If my Angel charges for search and reunion work, is he or she still eligible?

Though we recognize that all search and reunion work is amazing, we are currently honoring only those angels who provide search services for free or for minimal reimbursement.

Q. What does an Angel need to do, in order to be eligible for the Spokeo Search Angel Awards?

Eligible Search Angels must be at least 18 years of age and actively volunteering to assist those in search of their families. Professional searchers and private investigators who charge fees for their services are not eligible for the Spokeo Search Angel Award at this time. 

Q. Are Angels anywhere eligible for the awards?

The Spokeo Search Angel Awards are open to all search angels (who donate their services) and are residents of the United States. Though we strongly commend and support the work of those providing search services abroad, at this time we are only able to award those currently residing in the United States.

Q. Does an Angel need to have matched a certain amount of people in order to qualify for the Search Angel Award?

We understand that searching will not always lead to reunions. We are looking to honor angels who have dedicated themselves to search, educate, and make a difference in the lives of adoptees and their families. While it is not necessary to have made large amounts of matches, the review committee will take the number of success stories into consideration.

Q. Is the information that I’m submitting the only information that the Angels will be judged on?

The advisory committee will review the nominations and determine finalists who they feel have truly impacted the lives of those in search of their families. The finalists will be contacted for additional details regarding their practices and experiences as a search angel. Upon receiving the additional information, the review committee will discuss and select the winners.

Q. What will my Angel win if she or he is selected?

Aside from National recognition, the Spokeo Search Angel Award Winners will receive a complimentary one-year Spokeo membership, a cash grant and the opportunity to have the families they match choose to participate in a reunion sponsorship.

Q. Is there any commitment for the Angels who win the awards?

The Search Angels Advisory Committee values the work of our winners. We ask that Search Angel award winners continue to support our mission to reconnect and share your resources. Please continue using Spokeo (winners will have a free account) as a primary resource to help make more reunions happen. The selected winners of the Spokeo Search Angel Awards will serve as ambassadors of the program. Each winner will be asked to keep the Spokeo Search Angels Advisory Committee apprised of their progress and experiences as an official Spokeo Search Angel.

Though not a requirement we do encourage award winners to submit eligible families for reunion sponsorships at their discretion.