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National Resource Center for Diligent Recruitment
The National Resource Center for Diligent Recruitment at AdoptUSKids is a member of the Children's Bureau Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Network.
We provide free services and materials to support States, Tribes, Territories, and Courts as they recruit foster, adoptive, and kinship families and make lasting systemic changes to improve safety, permanency, and well-being outcomes for children and families.
Introducing the Diligent Recruitment Navigator
A free customizable tool that helps guide States, Tribes, and Territories through their own process of developing a comprehensive, multi-faceted diligent recruitment program. Try it now!
What is Diligent Recruitment?
Diligent recruitment is a comprehensive, multi-faceted approach for recruiting and retaining foster, adoptive, and kinship families who can meet the needs of children in foster care.
To learn more about diligent recruitment, read our tip sheet What is Diligent Recruitment? (PDF - 164 KB). The tip sheet provides a list of elements to include in a comprehensive, multi-faceted diligent recruitment plan and program.
Free Recruitment and Retention Resources
Use our free resources to strengthen your outreach for finding foster and adoptive families, facilitating interjurisdictional placements, and enhancing your agency’s overall customer service.
Training and Technical Assistance
We can help you meet your Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSR) and Program Improvement Plan (PIP) recruitment and retention goals. Our free consulting services are only available by request to public child welfare agencies.