National Adoption Month 2020
Engage Youth: Listen and Learn

AdoptUSKids Family Finding Initiative
The Family Finding Initiative is replicating four family-finding and engagement models across the country:

  • FosterAdopt Connect is replicating their Extreme Family Finding model in four States: Rhode Island, Maryland (Prince Georges County), Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), and Kansas.
  • Northwest Resource Associates is replicating their In-Depth Profiles in Michigan and Oregon. Each State will have its own microsite featuring videos/content created by young people.
  • National Institute for Permanent Family Connectedness is working on system change in regards to family finding and engagement with four counties in California: Butte, Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Luis Obispo.
  • America’s Kids Belong is replicating their I Belong recruitment videos in four States. Utah is the first State on board to implement this recruitment strategy.