ADOPTION RECRUITMENT SERVICES
Our recruitment strategies combine grassroots and multimedia efforts focused on youth-directed, child-specific recruitment plans tailored for each youth.
As part of the recruitment process, each youth participates in a photography session and studio interview in preparation for developing recruitment materials. Youth help direct the production of their own personal recruitment videos and also design and create their own teen magazines.
Village Adoption Connection
Under One Sky hosts Village Adoption Connection (VAC) recruitment events for the youth in our program who are seeking adoptive families. The public is invited to learn about the youth through their personalized videos and mini-magazines and through strength-based stories from Under One Sky staff, teachers, foster parents, social workers, and others in each youth’s circle of support. Connecting with the youth’s circle is often the first step toward adopting a youth or becoming a mentor.
At Under One Sky, we believe that every youth in foster care needs a circle of supportive and dedicated adults to help find the right adoptive family. We understand that not everyone can adopt and that there are many other ways to support a waiting youth including:
How We Recruit Adoptive Families
The following methods are used to recruit adoptive families for the youth:
Please download the Passages Program Guide for more information on Adoption Recruitment Services or contact Tina Peterson, Youth Services Director.
WATCH A SAMPLE
“Under One Sky has changed my life because everybody has similar problems as me and it makes me see that there are a lot of people like me. It makes it a lot easier to go through with adoption.”
Chelsea, age 15, Under One Sky youth
DOWNLOAD A SAMPLE TEEN ZINE