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Number 1 Question We Received from RootsTech Attendees: What Can I Do To Help?

In front of a massive crowd on the main stage of RootsTech, the world’s largest family history conference, brought to you by FamilySearch, co-founders Jennifer Jacobs and Jessica Stern of Connect Our Kids told their story and explained how it is helping foster kids connect with their family heritage. Watch Their Presentation: Immediately following the […]

Our Story – Today.

Many people associate foster care as a temporary solution and adoption as a permanent solution. Sadly, those who work in the foster care industry know that foster care is not always temporary for some kids.
The United States has 400,000 children in the foster care system and, each year, more than 20,000 kids age out of foster care, never having been adopted or reunited with family.

Dr. Jennifer Jacobs Named as New Profit’s #BreakthroughLeader

In March, the non-profit organization New Profit launched a campaign to shine a spotlight on leaders across America who are taking on some of today’s toughest social challenges. And Connect Our Kids is proud to announce that our co-founder and CEO Dr. Jennifer Jacobs has been honored as one of their Breakthrough Leaders.

How AWS Powers People Search And The Connect Our Kids Mission

Connect Our Kids, a Virginia-based 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, is using technology to connect children in foster care with permanent homes with People Search. People Search is a free search engine powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) that makes it easier for social workers to find people connected to the child.