Helping Foster Youth Find the Forever Families They Need
Too often, children linger in foster care once they are ready for adoption because of a lack of adoption resources. Waiting too long to find a safe, loving adoptive family increases children’s risk of aging out of foster care without the support of a family. And frequently extended family have lost contact with the child while they were in care and are unaware of the significant needs. Research shows that when placed with family or friends, children have improved outcomes and more positive experiences.
Adoptive Family Placement
Extreme Recruitment® puts a team of recruiters and private investigators to work finding multiple extended family members and kin relationships for children most at-risk of aging out of foster care without an adoptive resource, such as older youth, large sibling groups, and children with significant medical or mental health issues.
Created by FosterAdopt Connect's sister organization, Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition of St. Louis, Extreme Recruitment® creates a family tree, contacts and educates family and kin, and works to identify a permanent adoptive resource for the child. With a combination of sleuthing, advocacy, and support, 80% of the children served are matched with permanency resources and 90% are reconnected with safe and appropriate lifelong adult support.
Meet the Foster Youth In Need of a Forever Family
Tour our Extreme Recruitment® Gallery to learn more about the specific foster youth for whom FosterAdopt Connect is seeking qualified and interested forever families.