Resource families—which include foster parents, foster-to-adopt families, and kinship caregivers—are critical partners for child welfare professionals because they provide care for children who cannot live with their parents, and they can play a supportive role in reunification. A broad range of resource families are needed to support the many needs of children and youth involved in out-of-home care. The resources in this section offer information on recruiting, retaining, and supporting a range of prospective and current resource families as well as State and local examples.
Recruiting Resource Families
Retaining Resource Families