All Children - All Families: Family Recruitment
An agency that is welcoming and affirming of LGBT clients within its policies and practices should specifically target multiple LGBT communities in all of its efforts to reach and recruit prospective parents. This will ensure a sufficient number of qualified and appropriate families for children and youth awaiting adoption or foster homes. Agencies should consider working in partnership with LGBT institutions to maximize their ability to connect with these prospective parents.
Sample recruitment campaigns:
- Family Builders, in collaboration with the City and County of San Francisco Human Services Agency, launched a public service campaign featuring posters that encourage all types of families to consider adopting a waiting child.
- Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Family Ad Campaign
Read more in the Promising Practices Guide [PDF]
All Children – All Families Training Curriculum
Module 3 of the curriculum addresses parent recruitment.