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Our work is to assist States, Tribes, and Territories in developing and implementing comprehensive, multi-faceted diligent recruitment programs in order to achieve improved outcomes, including permanency and placement stability for children and youth in foster care. We provide free technical assistance, publications, and other support to help you recruit, support and develop foster, adoptive and kinship families.

We Can Help You
  • Build data-driven recruitment and retention plans
  • Develop and implement comprehensive diligent recruitment plans and programs
  • Improve retention of foster, adoptive, and kinship families
  • Learn about effective recruitment and retention practices from your peers
  • Partner with community stakeholders to strengthen your recruitment and retention efforts

News and Announcements

October 6 webinar focusing on older youth adoption

The Children's Bureau, in collaboration with Child Welfare Information Gateway and AdoptUSKids, is hosting a free webinar that will focus on older youth adoption, the theme of 2015 National Adoption Month. This webinar will feature resources for recruiting families, strategies to overcome common barriers to adoption, and examples of how to help older youth be open to the idea of being adopted.

Localization grants awarded

AdoptUSKids is pleased to announce that Adoption Recruitment Campaign and Response Initiative Grants have been awarded to four outstanding organizations.

September E-Notes: Getting ready for National Adoption Month

The September E-Notes highlights resources and information to help you prepare for National Adoption Month in November.

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