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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

May E-Notes features National Foster Care Month

The National Foster Care Month website provides free resources focused on reunification for child welfare professionals, tribes, parents, and others. This year’s theme emphasizes the importance of identifying, developing, and supporting foster parents and kinship caregivers. Our May E-Notes features ideas and strategies to help you celebrate National Foster Care Month and develop a pool of foster families.

April E-Notes: Preparing for National Foster Care Month

National Foster Care Month 2017 begins in May. This issue of E-Notes highlights resources to help with your preparations and share your ideas and successes.

March E-Notes: Using Data in Diligent Recruitment

This issue of E-Notes highlights resources and tools to build on the data skills many frontline staff already bring to their work.

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