MINNEAPOLIS - On any given day, more than 437,000 children are living in the U.S. foster care system.

At the University of Minnesota, researchers are working to make sure foster care and adoptive kids are given the proper care needed to be successful later in life.

Dr. Judith Eckerle is a pediatrician and director of the Adoption Medicine Clinic at the University of Minnesota.

She and the Adoption Medicine Clinic (AMC) are being recognized for changing the landscape of adoption and for working closely with the Minnesota Department of Human Services to make sure adoptive and foster care kids get help they need.

Eckerle and AMC are being recognized by U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar as a 2018 Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute Angels in Adoption Honoree.

If you would like to donate to help with research into long-term care for adoptive and foster care children head to the Adoption Medicine Clinic website.

The Adoption Medicine Clinic is also hosting a fundraising event called CARE to Celebrate. For more information head to their Facebook page.