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Recruiting Resource Families
Find resources and information about recruiting and supporting foster parents, concurrent planning family foster homes, foster-to-adopt families, and kinship caregivers, also known as resource families.
- State and local examples
- Promising approaches and strategies
- Cultural competence in recruitment and retention
2011 National Adoption Month Capacity Building Toolkit (PDF - 2918 KB)
Provides information and tools aimed at helping build agency capacity in working with children, youth, and families in five key areas of child welfare practice: supporting and retaining families, diligent recruitment, working with diverse populations, proactive family finding, and interjurisdictional placements.
Diligent Recruitment Grantees
Presents information about the projects and materials created under cooperative agreements awarded to eight grantees in 2008 and to seven grantees in 2010 through the Children's Bureau's Adoption Opportunities grant program.
National Resource Center for Diligent Recruitment (NRCDR)
Assists States, Tribes, and Territories with foster and adoptive family recruitment and retention work.
Recruitment and Retention of Resource Families
National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections
Provides links to resources, reports, and websites for information about recruiting and retaining foster and adoptive families.