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Using advanced technology, we help family recruiters accelerate the process of identifying and finding a child’s extended family and other natural supports.

Help find the right place to call home

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, but 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 tools, family recruiters 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.
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Our Impact

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
Connect Our Kids is the tool that has helped us in family finding to be as successful as we are. We have the highest rate of relative placement in Kansas right now. As an agency, we are at 50.8% of placing all kids in foster care in Relative/Kinship homes.
Heather Hughey
Cornerstones of Care Family Finding Manager|Kansas

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