The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to establish, by awarding a cooperative agreement, a multi-faceted national AdoptUSKids program designed to assist States and Tribes in the recruitment and support of foster and adoptive families for children in public foster care.



Provide training and technical assistance to States and Tribes regarding the recruitment, including interjurisdictional recruitment, of foster and adoptive families for children who require these services.

Maintain a National Adoption Internet Photolisting Service (currently operating as AdoptUSKids).

Operate a National Adoption Information Exchange System that helps locate and recruit prospective adoptive parents for the adoption of children from foster care and assists in making connections between the public and private agencies that may be involved in achieving these adoptions within and across jurisdictions.

Plan, carry out, and assist States and Tribes to carry out fulfillment activities in response to a national multi-media adoptive and foster home recruitment campaign.

Implement adoptive family support activities.

The planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of the Children's Bureau's multimedia national recruitment campaign will be conducted under a separate mechanism.

It will not be an activity under this funding opportunity announcement.
Related Programs

Infant Adoption Awareness Training

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The Children's Bureau will accept applications that represent partnerships or collaborations.

Applications from collaborations must identify a primary applicant responsible for administering the cooperative agreement.

Faith-based and community organizations that meet eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement.

Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.

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