Adoption Resources

Pursuing adoption for teens in foster care requires engaging young people every step along the way. The resources in this section will help child welfare professionals understand how to build relationships with youth and partner with them to achieve their goals. This section includes resources and information from Children’s Bureau grantees.

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  • Permanency Planning With Youth

    Find resources and tips on how to include youth voice into efforts to achieve adoption for teens in foster care.

  • Engagement Resources

    Intended for youth who have experienced foster care and may be considering adoption. They will help you use your voice in your own case planning as well as to improve the child welfare system.

  • Relationship-Building Tools

    Explore practice examples that may assist with building relationships with teens and helping them address adoption-related issues.

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