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Improving Recruitment Techniques

The start of a new fiscal year brings new opportunities to identify forever families for our most vulnerable children, thanks to the National Adoption Center. We’ve been looking into the concept of Extreme Recruitment®, a new initiative which began in St. Louis with the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition. Extreme Recruitment® finds permanent homes for children by creating a dynamic team that works together, with a strong sense of urgency. It’s a race to find permanency using 12-20 weeks of intensive recruitment efforts and preparation and represents a significant shift in thinking from traditional practice. We believe Extreme Recruitment® has the potential to significantly decrease the number of children and youth seeking permanent, loving homes.  We will keep you looped-in as we continue to discover new ways to help children in foster care find their forever families.