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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

Resources for diligent recruitment at

The National Resource Center for Diligent Recruitment (NRCDR) at AdoptUSKids manages a website that contains a wealth of information for professionals, including ideas from the field, publications, and webinars, to help child welfare systems recruit, retain, develop, and support foster, adoptive, and kinship families.

Diligent Recruitment Grantees

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

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