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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Learn about Guardianship in NC

Every child and youth deserves the chance to grow up in a family that can provide them with love, hope, and stability. In North Carolina, when a child or youth is in foster care and neither reunification with birth parent or primary caregivers nor adoption is a good fit, legal guardianship is another way to find a forever home. Unlike

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FosteringNC.org
A learning site for NC’s resource caregivers

The NC Division of Social Services is proud to offer fosteringNC.org, a learning site for our state’s foster and adoptive parents and kinship caregivers. This site features online courses, webinar recordings, videos and podcasts, and answers to frequently asked questions. Free Online Courses Include Grief: How Resource Parents Can Cope with and Learn from Loss. This 1-hour course explores common

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FFA-NC is Here to Support You!

Hello foster, adoptive, and kindship families. How can we help you? In October, Foster Family Alliance of North Carolina (FFA-NC) established 1-800-578-7770, a toll-free number for families or anybody with questions regarding becoming a resource family. So far we have had families call our 800 number regarding: the challenges of getting licensed because of water on or near their property,

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