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There’s a new way to help kids in foster care

Our technology tools help CASA volunteers accelerate the family finding and support-building process, increasing a child’s chances for permanency and life-changing connection.

Help find the right network of support

We know that relationships with family and other trusted adults provide a sense of belonging that helps children in foster care heal from trauma. Every child has an extended family, indigenous ancestry, cultural community, and network of neighbors, teachers, coaches, and others. However, discovering them can be challenging. That’s why we applied modern technology to extended family search and engagement.

Connect Our Kids is the most successful technology platform for family search and engagement in the country. Using our technology, child welfare advocates make tens of thousands of life-changing connections each year.

People Search

Created for child welfare professionals and volunteers to find contact information for extended family members and other connections by searching over 300 sources of data.

Family Connections

Family Connections is a visual relationship mapping tool used to build out networks of extended family members and other natural supports for vulnerable children and their families.

All Connected

A trauma-informed video academy for creating connection and belonging, designed in collaboration with trauma therapists and advocates with lived experience within the foster care and prison systems.

REC Center

Resources for Engagement and Connecting (REC): an inspirational idea hub for engagement, outreach, diligent/family searching, relationship building, and more!

Find scripts and templates for calls, emails, and letters to help you make life-changing connections.

Mobile Apps

Our tools are available as mobile apps so you can begin searches immediately and on the go.

FAQs and more

Explore learning resources for social workers.

Quick Start Guide: Put the power of our technology to work for you

Bookmark our tools on your browser and download the mobile app
Use Family Connections to build a map of each child’s family and support network, and People Search to find contact information for everyone on it
Tour our REC Center for search tips, scripts, and outreach templates

Protect every child’s privacy and data

Data security and identity information are important features of our technology tools. We don’t collect data or track searches.

Our Impact

I have been doing family finding for 3 plus years now. Before Connect Our Kids, I would use butcher block paper to build a family tree and I would spend a week or more attempting to locate roughly 30 to 50 family/relatives. Now with the Connect Our Kids Software platform, I am able to find a plethora (over 100 or more) family/relatives in a matter of hours. I have been utilizing the Connect Our Kids software platform for roughly a year. This has been a major game changer for our CASA Program and for the kids in CPS care.
David Fowler
CASA Supervisor and CFE Lead|Texas
I have been in the field of social services for almost 40 years, and cannot recall a single time that we have been offered assistance in delivering our mission with no strings attached. Through our family finding program, and with the support of the Connect Kids software, the Children’s Home Network has returned hundreds of children back to their families, restoring their sense of belonging, love, and hope.
Irene Rickus, CEO
Children’s Home Network|Florida

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