What about the Rise in Foster Care Placements?

Resource family recruitment and retention is vitally important, but it’s only part of the equation. What is behind the rise in the foster care population? Our national struggle with opioid misuse is one likely cause. Overdoses, a measure of the seriousness of this epidemic, have risen dramatically in recent years. In the U.S., overdoses involving opioids killed 33,100 in 2015,

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Diligent Recruitment of Families for Children in Foster Care in North Carolina

Recruitment and retention of families for children in foster care matters a great deal. When we have enough foster and adoptive parents and kin caregivers, it is easier to place children in their home communities and school districts. More siblings can stay together. Careful matching with caregivers is easier. Children awaiting adoption don’t have to wait as long for forever

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