- Build data-driven recruitment and retention plans
- Develop and implement comprehensive diligent recruitment plans and programs
- Improve retention of foster, adoptive, and kinship families
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- Partner with community stakeholders to strengthen your recruitment and retention efforts
News and Announcements
The support that kin, foster, and adoptive parents receive from their agencies influences their ability to meet the needs of the children and youth in their care, and it can also have an impact on the success that their agency has in maintaining the needed pool of foster and adoptive families. July’s issue of E-Notes highlights resources to assist agencies in meeting the needs of their caregiving families.
Children needing placements across state borders may see shorter wait times and states may realize cost reductions if a new pilot Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) project is successful. The Interstate Compact System (ICS) in Florida has significantly shortened processing times and reduced administrative costs for the state. It is anticipated that NEICE, once fully tested and implemented, will replicate those accomplishments for participating states. Implementation is scheduled for summer 2014, with states piloting the system through February 2015.
The Administration on Children, Youth and Families released this memorandum addressing the issue of re-homing, and asking state child welfare agencies to develop and promote post-adoption services and resources to adopted children and youth, including those adopted internationally.