Thank you for your interest in the Families for Iowa’s Children (FIC) Project!
Family connections are essential for all children, and it is especially important for children in foster care to know that people care about them at a difficult time when they are placed away from their parents and family.
In October of 2009, Four Oaks Family and Children's Services (Four Oaks) in Cedar Rapids on behalf of Iowa KidsNet, and in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS), was awarded a three year federal Family Connections grant to implement an intensive family finding and engagement project, Families for Iowa's Children (FIC). The project ended in September 2012.
The project used search technologies and family-centered practices to help children in foster care connect or reconnect with family members and natural supports during and after their time in care.
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