North Carolina has had a bit of a wake-up call. In 2015, federal reviewers concluded we need to improve our system for recruiting and retaining resource families. Knowing we can do better, a broad array of North Carolina stakeholders has developed a plan to help us bring about needed changes. This issue of Practice Notes explains our state’s vision for the future, outlines our new Diligent Recruitment and Retention plan, and provides resources and suggestions for those working to find--and retain--families for children in foster care.
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