An innovative approach to family search and engagement

30 Days to Family® gives state and local agencies powerful tools to ensure more children in foster care can live with family members. 


Starting as soon as children enter the system, our rigorous search process identifies and engages more relatives, faster – helping children have greater connection to their siblings, more involvement with their paternal relatives, and find stable homes with relatives within 30 days.


Once children are placed with family, our robust support plans for both the children and placement providers, promote placement stability, and solidify connections that create better outcomes for children, families and the communities we call home.


The 30 Days to Family® Program was created by the 

Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition in St. Louis, Missouri

Proven Savings*

  • Every child served by 30 Days to Family® saves taxpayers an average of $10,217.
  • Every child served age 9 years and older saves taxpayer an average of $21,686.
  • Every child served who has an identified disability saves taxpayers an average of $28,819.

Proven Outcomes*

  • Less time in care.  Children served by 30 Days to Family® remained in foster care an average 91.4 fewer days; those age 9 years and older were in care an average 194 fewer days; and those with an identified disability were in care an average 257.8 fewer days.
  • Increased placement stability.  For children served by 30 Days to Family®, placement change rates were reduced by 81% after being placed with relatives. 

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*Atkinson, A.J. (2019). 30 Days to Family®: Confirming theoretical and actual outcomes. Child Welfare, 97(5), 97-129.