Social Workers

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Idaho Wednesday’s Child is a specialized recruitment program committed to decreasing the number of young people who ‘age out’ of foster care.

Social Workers

Why Use our Specialized Recruitment?

For a decade, FRTC has been in the community talking to folks all over Idaho about the need for foster families through our recruitment and mentoring program, Fostering Idaho. Fostering Idaho has successfully recruited and mentored many families. However, sometimes families feel that adoption is a better fit for them and want to pursue that avenue. Utilizing the Idaho Wednesday's Child program casts a wide net across the state of ldaho because of how closely we work with Fostering Idaho.

Our staff is equipped with years of experience in the field of Child Welfare and are sensitive to the needs of children from a trauma-informed perspective, while also relating to the needs of the families they work with.

What to Expect

Once a child's profile is on the website and other media outlets, families have the opportunity to inquire about the child. They can do so on the Waiting Child Profile page or through any of the national exchanges on which the profile is featured. This inquiry information is collected in our database. The Wednesday's Child Recruitment Coordinator will contact the family via email and send them information regarding getting a home study if one is needed. The Family’s contact information is then sent to the child’s permanency team. We work closely with social workers regarding the family’s home study progress. Our Coordinators desire to work closely with permanency teams.


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  • Meeting between coordinator and caseworker
  • Meeting between coordinator and child to explain process and assess child’s readiness
  • Formal recruitment plan submitted to caseworker for approval
  • Photo sessions scheduled

Phase 2

  • Production scheduled
  • Photo session completed

Phase 3

  • Production day completed
  • Profile written
  • Profile submitted to caseworker for approval
  • Profile and Photo submitted to ICWRTC for web upload
  • Photo and hotlink submitted to news channel

Phase 4

  • Production airs
  • Profile, photo, news link sent to Exchanges
  • Profile and photo sent to print media

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