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National Resource Center for Diligent Recruitment

National Resource Center for
Diligent Recruitment at AdoptUSKids


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’re here to engage with States, Tribes, Territories, Courts, and our T/TA Network partners to make lasting systemic changes to improve safety, permanency, well-being, and outcomes for children and families.

We do this by assisting public and private child welfare agencies in recruiting and retaining foster, adoptive, and kinship families by:

  • Supporting their efforts to develop a pool of prospective families that reflect the diverse characteristics of children who need foster and adoptive homes
  • Increasing the effective use of cross-jurisdictional resources to facilitate timely permanence options for children who are waiting for to be adopted
  • Enhancing the capacity and satisfaction of child welfare professionals by validating the critical role they play in recruitment and retention
  • Ensuring recruitment, response processes, and retention are driven by promising practices and achieving desired outcomes for families and children

Free Recruitment and Retention Resources

Use our free resources to strengthen your efforts to recruit foster and adoptive families, facilitate interjurisdictional placements, and enhance your agency’s ability to provide good customer service.

Training and Technical Assistance

We can help you meet your Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) and Program Improvement Plan (PIP) goals, as well as improve recruitment, retention, and placement stability.

Meet Our Staff and Consultants

Our diverse team of staff and consultants has decades of experience in child welfare. Having worked both on the front lines and in leadership positions, we can provide your agency with key insights and knowledge about recruitment and retention practices that work.

Diligent Recruitment Grantees

We provide support and technical assistance to 15 diligent recruitment projects awarded to public agencies as part of the U.S. Children’s Bureau’s Adoption Opportunities program.

Get Social

Find out about our free training and technical assistance for child welfare agencies.
Register with AdoptUSKids to search our database of families who are home studied and approved to adopt
Join the conversation in AdoptUSKids online communities to connect and share with families and child welfare professionals.
Read our news and announcements to learn what is new in the field of adoption and foster care.