Binti: Reinventing Child Welfare through SaaS
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Binti: Reinventing Child Welfare through SaaS

Felicia Curcuru, CEO, BintiFelicia Curcuru, CEO
According to federal data, foster care provides substitute care for nearly 400,000 children in the U.S., temporarily or permanently separated from their family of origin. Although no one disputes the relevance of foster care, no one endorses it either as a solution for the problems it was meant to address. In this regard, Binti, a foster care software as a service provider, wanted to make an impact by helping children get out of foster care and have a family. Consequently, Binti started building software tools that “…streamline the adoption process with user-friendly tools and helps more children have families,” mentions Felicia Curcuru, CEO of Binti. Binti comes with a SaaS delivery model and offers the product as modules that empowers child welfare teams and communities to support youth and families. As the software is designed to securely integrate with other foster care systems, the modules allow for collaboration across various service areas.

Typically, most states hire a consulting firm to build custom foster care software to streamline their operations. Not only are these systems expensive, but it also takes a long time to launch and involves risk. Moreover, such systems work more like compliance software and fail to drive measurable outcomes. As opposed to this, Binti offers modern mobile-friendly software that delivers measurable results. The software allows various stakeholders involved in child welfare, such as social workers, families, lawyers, and children, to collaborate extensively. They have built the tools keeping core focus on children, thereby mitigating the barriers to having a permanent family. Instead of building custom software for each state, they come with a SaaS delivery model. They have spent significant time understanding the critical requirements of various states and counties before building the software. This allows them to configure the system to meet the needs of a state upon launch. As they can deploy the system in just a few weeks and offers it at an affordable price, states can gain huge benefits compared to customized designs.


Binti offers modern mobile-friendly software that delivers measurable results. The software allows various stakeholders involved in child welfare, such as social workers, families, lawyers, and children, to collaborate extensively

The child welfare services in the U.S. typically employ several teams to help children have a stable family.In most cases such a team performs various activities, including finding a matching family for a child, providing support to biological families to reunite with their kids, preventing child abuse, and more. Binti streamlines these requirements through its seven software modules and helps more children have families.One of Binti’s software modules simplifies the application process for adoption by allowing families to apply online on their mobile devices. The module enables families to complete the application in record time and avoid long paper trails. More importantly, the software allows social workers to easily track the family’s requirements without using spreadsheets and perform background checks effectively. This software module is used by over 150 agencies in 23 states, serving about 21 percent of child welfare agencies in the country.

With Binti’s platform, child welfare services improve their operations and workflow significantly. They increase the approval rate by more than 80 percent, leveraging Binti’s software tools. Moreover, agencies complete the approvals in record time, 16 percent faster than before. In one instance, the state of San Francisco partnered with Binti in 2017 to simplify their application process and streamline workflow for social workers. When Binti stepped in, they discovered that the state took an average of 301 days to approve a family for adoption. After deploying Binti’s modules, the state could complete approval in just 90 days. The platform also enables them to support more families faster. Binti has also partnered with the state of New Mexico and nearby tribal nations to use its technology in their independent child welfare systems.

Until now, Binti has successfully rolled out three of its seven modules, and they are on the way to launch the remaining four. Moving ahead, the company plans to roll out its first end-to-end child welfare system for states. Additionally, they are also planning to grow the business internationally by helping child welfare systems used by different countries mitigate similar challenges.

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Binti

Company
Binti

Headquarters
Oakland, CA

Management
Felicia Curcuru, CEO

Description
Binti is a foster care software as a service provider that makes an impact by helping children get out of foster care and have a family. With the same mission, Binti started building software tools. The company streamlines the adoption process with user-friendly tools and helps more children have families. Binti comes with a SaaS delivery model and offers the product as modules that empowers child welfare teams and communities to support youth and families. As the software is designed to securely integrate with other foster care systems, the modules allow for collaboration across various service areas. Description: Binti, a foster care software as a service provider that makes an impact by helping children get out of foster care and have a family. With the same mission, Binti started building software tools