About us

The National Center for Diligent Recruitment, a service of the US Children’s Bureau, works to improve outcomes for children and youth in foster care by helping child welfare systems and professionals like you develop and implement strategic, data-driven diligent recruitment plans. Our offerings include technical assistance, diligent recruitment planning and implementation resources, and training for staff. We’re dedicated to assisting states, tribes, and territories in the work to recruit, develop, support, and retain foster, adoptive, and kinship families who reflect the race and ethnicity of children in foster care and can meet those children’s needs.

Our goals

  • Increase the capacity of states, tribes, and territories to effectively collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data to guide targeted recruitment.
  • Provide on-site, tailored technical assistance to support the work of states, tribes, and territories in constructing their robust diligent recruitment plans that have significant and strategic outcomes.
  • Develop effective models of diligent recruitment based on evidence-informed and evidence-based research.
  • Further the evidence-base of family finding, relative outreach, reunion support, and intensive recruitment and retention services within the communities of origin of the children and youth in the foster care system.

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AdoptUSKids and the National Center for Diligent Recruitment are operated by the National Adoption Association and made possible by grant number 90CO1143 from the US Children's Bureau. The contents of this website are solely the responsibility of the National Adoption Association and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Children's Bureau, ACYF, ACF, or HHS.

Contact Us

Wherever you are in your diligent recruitment planning and implementation process, our National Center for Diligent Recruitment staff are here to help you.

Email

consultation@adoptuskids.org

Phone

In English: (888) 200-4005
En español: (877) 236-7831