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Unformatted text preview: Foster Care & Adoption Foster Care & Adoption A Child’s Journey Through Foster A Child’s Journey Through Foster Care (PEW Foundation)
Abuse or neglect is reported and the agency investigates Unsubstantiated: Case is closed Substantiated Agency recommends removal from home Agency sends child home with supervision and services Agency sends child home without services Child’s Journey (Continued) Child’s Journey (Continued)
Preliminary court hearing Court sends child home without services
Child’s family works on plan to reunite with child Court sends child home with supervision or support services
Court determines placement & permanency plan Court orders child to be removed from home
Agency works w/ family & develops alternate plan Court places child in foster home Court places child in group home, shelter, or residential facility Court places child in home of relative Child’s Journey (Continued) Child’s Journey (Continued)
Court reviews progress every 6 months and holds permanency hearing after 12 months Birth family completes reunification plan: child returns home Birth family does not complete reunification plan Court terminates parents’ rights (possible appeals follow) After termination of parental rights, After termination of parental rights, child may be placed in: Adoption – Nonrelative – Relative Foster parent Other Guardianship Longterm foster care (Add to things to know & think about) Where are areas where bias & Cultural Competence Cultural Competence discrimination might be an issue? 60% of children in foster care are of color 61% of children who are adopted out of CPS are children of color Micro vs. macro 1941 to 1978 – 70% of Native Americans were removed from their homes Issues for Children in Foster Care Issues for Children in Foster Care Trauma Traumatic loss Further placement changes/ disruptions Attachment Behavior problems Parenting stress “Aging Out” Complicated grief Ambiguous loss issues (Boss) Domestic Adoption Domestic Adoption Trends
– – – Overall decline Open adoption Same sex couples Types – Independent – Private agency Preadoption services Postadoption services Other Adoption Options Other Adoption Options International adoption Specialneeds adoption
– – Older children Mental, physical, or emotional disabilities – Sibling groups – Atrisk children ...
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2011 for the course FMSC 330 taught by Professor Grutzmacher during the Spring '09 term at Maryland.
- Spring '09