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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

June E-Notes: 7 Strategies for Effective Interjurisdictional Work

Interjurisdictional work can involve challenges; however, in some cases, it is in the best interest of the child and can contribute to agencies achieving permanency for children and youth.

May E-Notes: Strategies and Resources for Supporting Reunification

In this issue of E-Notes, we offer seven strategies to help child welfare systems recruit, develop, and support resource parents who can actively support reunification when it is the permanency goal for children in their care.

National Foster Care Month: Honoring, Uniting, and Celebrating Families

May is National Foster Care Month! The Children's Bureau's National Foster Care Month website provides free resources focused on reunification for child welfare professionals, youth, birth parents, foster parents, caregivers, communities, and tribes. The NRCDR has also compiled ideas and strategies to help child welfare systems recruit, develop, and support foster parents who can support reunification.

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