FIND YOUR MATCH
We use data to streamline family and child matches and to move toward permanency even faster.
First, eager and waiting families create free profiles and make themselves visible to caseworkers. With this information in hand, caseworkers then identify families on markers of compatibility. These markers extend past basic demographic information and the typical filters such as gender or age.
Family-Match data dives deeper—into what makes a family unique and ensures the family can brighten a child’s future. We asked, "What if we could create a system to make it easier and more efficient for families to adopt or foster?" This would leverage our greatest resource in solving the problem: loving families, some of whom have been waiting years with no placement.
And we asked, "What if we could develop a system that would use data, predictive models, and technology to match children with the most compatible family?" We knew that a system like this would increase placement stability—a key to achieving better outcomes for children.
Through our proprietary matching system, Family-Match generates connections the moment new candidates are identified and allows caseworkers the opportunity to connect with families directly. Family-Match promotes a simplified workflow for overburdened caseworkers, saves states money, and enhances the welfare of children in state care by promoting placement stability.