A blueprint for targeted recruitment and retention of foster, adoptive, and kinship parents

This is a how-to guide for foster care programs that want to put targeted, diligent recruitment into action. It is based on the research and real-life experiences of local Social Services Districts in New York State that are participating in the Innovations in Family Recruitment Project (IFR). Come back often as you engage in your recruitment and retention work.

Why is this work important?

Even the most robust foster care programs can face challenges in recruiting and retaining foster and adoptive families. Find out how data-driven recruitment can benefit your agency.

Your Recruitment and Retention Team

The Ongoing Process

Collect Data

Analyze Data

Make A Plan

Take Action

Measure Progress