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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

February E-Notes: Finding Families for Native American Children

This issue of E-Notes provides tools and information that states and tribes can use to support partnerships and APSR preparation, focusing on Native American children in care.

January E-Notes: Key Resources for Diligent Recruitment

This issue of E-Notes highlights resources that can help child welfare systems strengthen their approaches for recruiting, developing, and supporting families.

December E-Notes: New Ideas from the Field

This issue of E-Notes highlights new ideas from the field that states and tribes can consider adapting.

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