As Need Grows, States Try to Entice New Foster Parents

As Need Grows, States Try to Entice New Foster Parents

Pew Charitable Trust: Stateline - March 01, 2019

Child welfare workers traditionally take an analog approach to recruiting prospective foster parents: They put up yard signs, set up booths at churches - even rent billboards. But in Washington state, child welfare workers are shifting to a digital approach. Beginning in April, people who've browsed websites on foster care will see recurring online ads espousing the joys of foster parenting - haunting the prospective parent from site to site like a new car or pair of boots. The change reflects a new urgency in foster-parent recruitment.

Also: Foster Care Bill of Rights: http://www.ncsl.org/research/human-services/foster-care-bill-of-rights.aspx

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