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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

August E-Notes: Resources to support your work

This month’s newsletter highlights a variety of NRCDR tools and publications on topics ranging from social media to focusing your recruitment efforts.

July E-Notes: Building your pool of foster families

This issue of E-Notes highlights ways to increase the number of foster families available to meet the needs of the children and youth who require care.

June E-Notes: Helping families support reunification

This issue of E-Notes features tools and ideas that agencies can use to support foster parents in the emotionally challenging process of helping children to “go home.”

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