Family Recruitment/Retention

Recruiting enough foster and adoptive families to care for children, and supporting resource families so that they don’t leave, is crucial to meeting children’s needs for safety, permanency and well-being. You will discover in many of the resources listed below that effective recruitment and retention practice and policy is often not about spending money –  but about treating the families respectfully, involving them in decision-making regarding children in their care, responding promptly to caretaker questions, and training agency staff in good customer service.

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