(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Permanency Planning: The systematic process of carrying out (within a brief, time-limited period) a set of goal-directed activities designed to help children live in permanent families. This process has the goal of providing the child continuity of relationships with nurturing parents or caretakers... [more
The Attachment Center at Evergreen, Inc. has long been dedicated to educating others about attachment disorder. We feel that providing information to as many people as possible will increase understanding on the part of parents and professionals, and will enhance the likelihood of a positive...
Basic Information on Starting an Agency
This information serves only as a overview of the types of activities which those considering opening or expanding an adoption agency should consider. It is to be considered by no means exhaustive, and should not be substituted for the advice of a licensing professional or attorney. While the... Online Resources for the Children of Alaska
The United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Administration of Children and Families (ACF) has mandated under section 479 of the Social Security Act that states participate in reporting data required under 45 CFR 1355, 1356 and 1357. This is known as Adoption and Foster Care... Model Courts are Models for Change
The handling of child abuse and neglect cases by the nation's Child Victims Act Model Courts continues to improve. The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) recently issued a status report of the 20 courts involved in this project. Covering the time period from October 1998...
Foster Care Caseworker Goals for Reunification
May 7, 2008, 4:40 pm
Usually a foster care caseworker is assigned to a new case within two to four weeks of a child or children entering the foster care system. Siblings entering foster care would normally have the same foster care caseworker. By the time a caseworker is assigned to the case, the children have... Long Term Permanency Plan for Foster Child
May 26, 2008, 3:38 pm
Do you need to know the long term permanency plan for a foster child in order to accept placement into your home? If you do, it will limit the number of placements you receive as a foster parent. The long term plan is not typically known for at least a month when children first come into foster... What To Do While You're Waiting
June 16, 2008, 5:34 pm
To quote the great philosopher, Tom Petty:
“The waiting is the hardest part
Every day you see one more card
You take it on faith, you take it to the heart
The waiting is the hardest part.”
You have all this time to fill and nothing to do with it, but there are plenty of things you can...