Permanency

Permanency for children in foster care means finding a safe and stable home in a timely manner. Concurrent permanency planning means finding them homes more quickly than ever before.

Concurrent Permanency Planning
This simultaneously develops 2 permanency plans for children: a plan for reunification with a parent, and a plan for permanent placement away from their parents - such as an adoptive home - if they cannot safely return to their home.

Opportunity for Adoption
Children may be placed in relative or non-relative foster homes while their parents complete their case plan. It is important that the foster family actively supports the children and children's parents' efforts to reunify. If children cannot return to their family and parental rights are terminated, the foster parents may be given the opportunity to adopt the children.

For more information on adoption, access the Minnesota Adoption Agencies resource.