North Dakota Foster Care and Adoption
Recruitment and Retention
The North Dakota Department of Human Services (NDDHS) Children and Family Services Division works closely with UND Children and Family Services Training Center (CFSTC) as the contracted vendor for statewide Recruitment and Retention in North Dakota. CFSTC continues to accept inquiries, discuss options with prospective families, and support statewide recruitment and retention efforts through the regional Coalitions.
Inquiry Response and Reporting
In April 2020, North Dakota transitioned to a statewide clearinghouse model to respond to foster and adopt inquiries through CFSTC. The Recruitment and Retention Specialist (RRS) responds to inquiries interested in becoming a foster parent or adoption option. Based on their interest, the RRS refers individuals/families on to the agency or agencies whom they would like to explore further. CFSTC has implemented an inquiry intake process for data tracking purposes.
Foster/Adopt Inquiry Intake Process
The online inquiry intake form will be completed by licensors for all inquiries they receive directly by their agency. All inquiries are to be submitted at quarter’s end, and no later than January 5, April 5, July 5, and October 5 to assure accurate data tracking and reporting.
This form, along with detailed instructions, can be found by clicking the link below
If you have any questions related to the use of the forms or reporting, contact the NDDHS licensing Field Service Specialist in your area, or contact Carissa Cox at carissa.cox@UND.edu
Foster Parent Recruitment and Retention Specialist Contact
Carissa Cox, LBSW
UND CFSTC Foster Parent Recruitment & Retention Specialist