Pioneering Technology
to find families,
build connections,
and create community
for children in foster care.

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Our Impact
Thousands of lawyers, social workers, family recruiters and CASA Volunteers use our free technology tools to dramatically improve the lives for children in the foster care system.
44
US States
7,900+
Children
Served
111,000+
Connections
Discovered
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Our Work

Enhance Family Search and Engagement Programs
& Fulfill Diligent Search Requirements

Our Family Connections Tool enhances the most successful family search and engagment programs in the country. Child welfare professsionals use this technology tool to dramatically scale-up their family search and engagement efforts, so that their work is perfectly documented, organized, and reports are easily shareable.

If child welfare professionals don't have access to the best family search and engagement programs we've got their back. Our free technology tools offer some basic family search and engagement techniques and best practices.

Our People Search Tool is a powerful contact information and relationship discovery search engine that helps quickly fulfill the requirement to identify and notify extended family members of a child’s removal from home. The People Search tool uncovers associations between people by sifting through an index of over 3 billion people in just a few seconds, allowing professionals to exponentially expand the pool of potential kinship caregivers, far beyond just those in current contact with the child’s parents.

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The Problem

More Than 100,000 Children Waiting For Adoption

And that's just in the United States this year. Children in foster care suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at alarming rates. And the 20,000 young adults that age out of the foster care system every year without ever finding that forever family experience an extremely challenging early adulthood.

Read the AFCARS Report

The Key Insight

Every Child In Foster Care Has Extended Family

And when extended family is engaged, the child's chances of permanent placement are very good. But because of the past manual and slow process of discovering and engaging extended families - very few children in foster care receive this benefit.

Learn About Extended Family Engagement

The Solution

Use Technology To Scale Up

In every area of business and most areas of government, technology is leveraged to dramatically increase efficiency. But because of the lack of sufficient incentive, modern technology for extended family search and engagement of foster youth didn't previously exist.
Connect Our Kids partnered with the most forward-leaning child welfare professionals and created much-needed change.
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