Our Vision

2020-2021 Foster and Adoptive Parent Recruitment Campaign

"Stronger Families Together" is a call to action to recruit, prepare, and support foster and adoptive families based on the following principles:

  • All children deserve to grow up in a family where they are loved and protected.
  • Foster families are needed to care for children and support their families when they are experiencing challenges that cause the children to be unsafe.
  • Encouragement, support, and services are needed for parents, kinship families, foster families, and adoptive families to provide the best care possible for children.
  • Families are needed to provide children a safe, stable, and permanent forever family if they cannot return home.

Who's Involved

  • Governor Noem
  • Department of Social Services
  • South Dakota Kids Belong
  • Tribal child welfare programs
  • Foster and adoptive parents
  • Foster care alumni
  • Business leaders
  • Municipal leaders
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Child placement agencies