For Professionals

Whatever your role is as a child welfare or adoption professional, finding permanency for older youth in foster care can be both a challenging and a rewarding goal. In this section for professionals, you will find information about how to target your recruitment strategies, tools to help you talk with teens about adoption, and resources on how to develop and support adoptive parents from the very beginning of the process to help them meet the needs of older youth.

Be sure to read the "What Can I Do Now?" tip boxes throughout the site for highlighted tips that you can use immediately to achieve permanency for older youth.

 
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