Vol. 7, No. 1• November 2002

NC Kids Needs Your Help!

NC Kids is a statewide, comprehensive resource provided by the North Carolina Division of Social Services through a partnership with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Since 1999, NC Kids has provided information and referral services for prospective foster and adoptive families, social workers, and public and private adoption agencies. Our mission is to improve the placement outcomes for the children of North Carolina awaiting adoption. We do this by acting as an advocate for the children and families we serve.

As part of this effort, NC Kids is using a survey to collect information on the type of experiences, both positive and negative, that foster parents have throughout our state. The results from this survey will be provided to the Policy and Initiatives Team of the Children’s Services Section of the N.C. Division of Social Services for discussion.

Although NC Kids cannot resolve specific issues raised by those who respond to this survey, we can assure you that the survey does represent an important opportunity for foster parents to have their voices and opinions about the child welfare system heard. By filling out and sending in this survey, you will be giving North Carolina the information it needs to make systematic improvements that will benefit foster families and the children they care for.

NC Kids also guarantees that any identifying information you provide will not be released to DSS unless you authorize us to do so. Thank you in advance for you participation in this survey.

—Jeanne Preisler, Director, NC Kids

Click here to access survey

Copyright 2002 Jordan Institute for Families