At every stage of the permanence process there are fundamental building blocks for strengthening families. Engaging families in case planning and decision-making lays the foundation for success. Ensuring timely and quality visits with youth and families maintains and strengthens connections. Tailoring effective supports and services that are based on youth and family needs is vital to achieving growth and family reunification and other permanent options such as, kinship care, guardianship, and adoption. The following resources offer youth, caregivers and professionals information about each of the building blocks to support efforts to strengthen families throughout the permanence process.
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Learn more about ACF's new initiatives for families.
Find foster care information by State.
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