30 Days to Family® gives state and local agencies powerful tools to ensure more children in foster care can live with family members.
Starting as soon as children enter the system, our rigorous search process identifies and engages more relatives, faster – helping children have greater connection to their siblings, more involvement with their paternal relatives, and find stable homes with relatives within 30 days.
Once children are placed with family, our robust support plans for both the children and placement providers, promote placement stability, and solidify connections that create better outcomes for children, families and the communities we call home.
The 30 Days to Family® Program was created by the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition in St. Louis, Missouri.
PS - Please don't get completely dazzled by the video and amazingness below. We have links to the technical and in-depth programmatic information at the bottom of this page.
Any questions or ready to talk more? Contact Melanie Moredock, Director of Program Replication.
A quick look at our 30 Days to Family® Program
Families know how to take care of families. We just have to ask them. And then listen to their ideas. It's a change in mindset but our time and energy is focused on engaging the family for solutions.
A family holds the solutions but some members might not be safe now. Both things are true at once. We are comfortable with this seeming dichotomy and work, always, in the best interest of the child.
Now we found Grandma, great. She may need some help navigating the system and some confidence from someone who has time. We're on it.
Traditionally a family is in crisis, the system gets involved, the kid bounces around and ages out without a roadmap. We won't perpetuate this cycle.
Marketing language? Nope. Click here for a quick overview of how the program works and what you can expect.
Are you ready to replicate? Find everything you need to know here to bring 30 Days to Family® to your children and families
Learn more about the program research, our work with the clearinghouses and much more here.