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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

September E-Notes: Transracial adoption and foster care

Many children in foster care are placed at some point — either for foster care or adoption — with a family that is of a different race. This issue of E-Notes highlights resources to help foster and adoptive parents, and the agencies that support them, meet the needs of children.

NRC for Diligent Recruitment is here to support you!

You may have heard that the national resource centers are expected to finalize work by Sept. 30, 2014. It is important to note that the National Resource Center for Diligent Recruitment at AdoptUSKids is funded through federal fiscal year 2017. We are actively accepting requests for technical assistance (TA) and remain available to provide TA beyond Sept. 30.

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Help the NRCDR at AdoptUSKids help you! Tell us your opinions about our online resources and tools by taking this 10-minute survey. All information gathered is anonymous and will help us identify what’s working and where we can improve to better serve you.

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