It’s the everyday things resource parents do

by Jamie Bazemore • We all know resource parents provide love, nurturing, and care to meet the immediate needs of young people in foster care. But their support for the child’s permanent plan is just as important. In this article, I’d like to highlight some of the ways resource parents take action every day to support permanence. The Permanent Plan

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Fostering Perspectives Turns 25!

Fostering Perspectives is celebrating its silver anniversary. This publication was born 25 years ago because the NC Division of Social Services and its partners wanted a way to inform, support, and speak directly to our state’s resource parents and child welfare professionals. To ensure it is accessible, practical, and helpful, from the beginning Fostering Perspectives has had an advisory group

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Paths to permanence for NC children & youth in foster care

What is “permanence” and how is it achieved in the context of North Carolina’s child welfare system? Legal Permanence The courts and child welfare system focus a great deal on achieving legal permanence for children and youth in foster care. Legal permanence occurs when the young person has a lasting, legally secure relationship with at least one adult. This adult

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