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Our mission 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

March E-Notes: Preparing for APSRs

This issue of E-Notes provides information and resources to help you incorporate diligent recruitment planning efforts as you prepare to submit your Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR).

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Data-driven diligent recruitment webinar recording posted

This webinar provides strategies for advancing cross-unit collaboration and prioritizing data needed to strengthen your system’s use of data.

February E-Notes: Children with special needs

This issue of E-Notes focuses on developing and supporting families for children affected by complex trauma, medical needs, or other special needs.

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