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What you will find in a PlaceNet Matching System:
 
A site that can only be accessed by the the individuals and agency's that you choose. All accesses are logged so that you will know who used the database, when and for how long. Passwords are of the secure type and are changed by a central PlaceNet administrator at least every 90 days. Passwords are never emailed. Each new password is provided by telephone to the person entitled to its use. Sites reside on a secure server, with data encrypted at each end before it is sent, and then unencrypted after it is received. 
 
The option of including a Public site where people on the Internet can search for a child for adoption. This area would list only those children you approve for publicity. Public sites are great places to recruit the families that children most need, and to use as "posters" or "flyers" to give out information about the adoption of foster care process and programs. (See one of our example sites below)
 
A central database with a wide variety of data of individual children, families and agencies, stored in separate but related tables. Data fields supplied with our primary system are more than sufficient for detailed searches on a large number of records, and each field can be customized to our client's specific needs. 
 
An area where your social workers can enter their children and families' information directly into the secure database, including linking the records of siblings so that they will be considered together. Workers can elect to allow a child's record to be open to the public (if you have decided to offer a public site). Your central staff will call that worker before the record is opened up, to insure that consent for publicity of the child has been obtained.

Here's an example of a typical search for a family for a child:

An eight year old boy needs to be placed with a family who will accept his younger brother. They are both Hispanic. The family also must accept his history and issues, including drug exposure, attachment issues, parental mental illness, a medical condition and ADHD. They must be comfortable with his legal status of Concurrent Planning, and able to work with parental visits. they must live in the northern region of your State, and preferably in the 989 area code. 

 

The system will then show you only those families that meet those criteria. When you go on to look at the prospective family's page you receive much more information about them, including a photograph, a narrative description, whether they have children already at home, and which gender and ages, how much experience they have caring for children, specific conditions and issues that they wish to avoid, and full details about the agency, including a website link. If you want to proceed with this possible match you complete a brief form about your child and click a button. Full details about the possible match are automatically sent to the family's social worker, who will get back to you if interested.
Here's an example of a typical search for a child for a family:
A family has been approved for placement of  child of either gender, between the ages of 4 and 8. They can accept up to three related children. They are not able to consider history or issues such as mental retardation, medical conditions, aggression, sexualized behavior or fetal alcohol syndrome or effects. They have limited themselves to children whose ethnicity is African American(or mixed) or Asian (or mixed). They want children from their own region of the State.
The system will then show you only those children that meet those criteria. When you go on to look at the prospective child's page you receive much more information, including a photograph, a narrative description, links to the pages of any siblings to be placed together, specific conditions and issues that the child presents, the child's legal status and parental visit requirements, and full details about the agency, including a website link. You may also hear some audio or watch a video clip. Here are some examples (videos are copyright of Kinship Center):

If you want to proceed with this possible match you complete a brief form about your family and click a button. Full details about the possible match are automatically sent to the child's social worker, who will get back to you if interested.

 
The look, feel and character of pages that reflect your agency and it's culture. You may choose one of our custom themes or ask us to design something especially for you. Either way, your logo and content will be exactly as you wish to see it. To see just one example of the public area of our customized sites; click here. 
 
All systems include:
  • As many as three discussion boards (known as Forums) to share information and needs in a secure environment.
  • A private mailing list system
  • A secure chat room to help network staff across your agency or state.
  • Password systems managed by PlaceNet to reduce the workload of our clients.
We will be glad to show you our cutting edge matching system demonstration.
 
To See the Demo please click here to send us an email identifying your state, agency or interest. We'll mail you back with the access code to our secure system.
 
Thanks for understanding the need for secure protection of a system that safeguards confidential child and family information.
 
We're social work professionals. For references, and to discuss how we might assist you, please call us at 831-458-4248, or mail us here.

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