Recruitment Resource: The Dynamics of Foster Home Recruitment and Retention

Researchers at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago have published a study, “The Dynamics of Foster Home Recruitment and Retention,” that used longitudinal administrative data from one state child welfare agency to answer the following questions:

  • the number of foster homes that open and close each year and the characteristics of these homes and the foster parents
  • the reasons for home closure
  • the length of service of foster homes
  • the variations in the use of foster homes

The report may be helpful in implementing diligent recruitment plans.

Download the report.

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