Homefinding Resource Toolkit

Recruiting foster parents to meet the needs of youth placed in care takes an enormous amount of effort. Some of the more challenging homes to find, such as those for teens and large sibling groups, can take a tremendous amount of time often with limited results. Below you will find helpful information to make your quest just a little easier. We have compiled some of the best resources on the areas mentioned, and on community engagement efforts and the retention of foster parents. We hope that you find these resources useful. Also, if you find a terrific resource that is not reflected here, please contact us so that we can add it!


Origins of resources

National Resource Center for Diligent Recruitment (nrcdr.org)
AdoptUSKids (adoptuskids.org)
Child Welfare Information Gateway (childwelfare.gov)
Fostering Perspectives (fosteringperspectives.org)
The Annie E. Casey Foundation (aecf.org)
Camp to Belong (camptobelong.org)
Advokids (advokids.org)
The Texas Adoption Resource Exchange (TARE)
National One Church One Child (nationalococ.org)
Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System (wcwpds.wisc.edu)
Foster Focus Magazine(fosterfocusmag.com)
Youth Today (youthtoday.org)
Santa Cruz California (foster care and adoption)