(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Concurrent Planning: An innovative foster care case management tool that is employed by caseworkers and other child welfare staff members, where they pursue the primary goal of family reunification, while at the same time, they are also developing an alternative permanency plan for the child. This... [more
Permanency Planning Delaware
Best Interests of the Child Statute: Del. Code Ann. tit. 13, § 722 (Supp. 1998) Law: The court shall determine the legal custody and residential arrangements for a child in accordance with the best interests of the child. In determining the best interests of the child, the court shall...
Permanency Planning Kentucky
Best Interests of the Child Statute: Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 620.023 (Michie Supp. 1998) Law: Evidence of the following circumstances if relevant, shall be considered by the court in all proceedings in which the court is required to render decisions in the best interest of the child: Mental... Permanency Planning Oklahoma
Best Interests of the Child Statute: Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 10, § 7202(2), (5), (10)(a) (West Supp. 1999) Law: The State has an interest in and a responsibility to children whose parents do not adequately provide proper care, supervision and protection for them. When circumstances within a... Permanency Planning Colorado
Best Interests of the Child Statute: Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 19-1-102(1), (1.5) (West Supp. 1998) Laws: The General Assembly declares that the purposes of this title are: To secure for each child subject to these provisions such care and guidance, preferably in his own home, as will best...
Is Foster Adoption for Me? Getting Started
October 12, 2006, 7:33 am
Ever wondered about adopting through the foster care system but you don't know if it is right for you?
I've written a lot about this subject and how to get started, (see category on the right), but today I found a simple straightforward article answering some simple questions.
At the end is...
October 8, 2013, 12:56 pm
I just want to throw out there- in my experience, concurrent planning does not give you much of a guarantee of adoption- or even no visits/no family. Now- it may be that it speeds up the second part of the process once you get to adoption, which is part of the point I think- to make permanency... FGDM (Family Group Decision Meeting) Update- long
September 24, 2013, 6:08 pm
This is super long. If you want to read the results, skip to the end.
We got a call last night at 8:30pm asking us to come to a FGDM at 9am this morning :grr: Of course, we complied, even though it meant changing up our whole life. Oh, foster care (we do have better boundaries on other issues-... Slightly better news today...
December 6, 2013, 11:32 am
A continuation of the thread "Please....Is there hope?"
Looks like the SW's may have spoken sooner than they should. Here is the new email that I got from BJ's SW:
So we just had a talk all about policy and what this looks like and we were able to figure out that we are able to place you in... Talk me down, pray with me, or give me advice please!
October 10, 2013, 10:44 am
I'm trying to follow my own advice, but it's not working. I have so much going on right now, and I'm stressing over this and there's no need to right now. Can someone please talk me down, or pray for Sweet Corn (and her mother, and me), or give me some practical advice?
Sweet Corn is our baby...