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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

November Is National Adoption Month!

We are once again partnering with Child Welfare Information Gateway, on behalf of the Children's Bureau, to raise awareness of the need for families for older children. On the National Adoption Month website, find resources to support your efforts to recruit and develop families and empower teens.

October E-Notes: Recruiting Families for Older Youth

With National Adoption Month fast approaching in November, this month's newsletter provides information and resources focused on the theme of recruiting families for older youth.

September E-Notes: Back to School

In this issue, we highlight ways to help families support children during the start of a new school year and ideas for promoting collaboration between child welfare and school systems.

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