NRCDR closed on September 29, 2017. This website is not being maintained but will be available through March 2019.

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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

NRCDR closed on September 29, 2017

You can still access information on diligent recruitment through AdoptUSKids, the Capacity Building Centers for States and Tribes, and Child Welfare Information Gateway.

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