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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Make a difference during National Foster Care Month

This May, the Children’s Bureau celebrates National Foster Care Month, focusing on family reunification with the theme “Honoring, Uniting, and Celebrating Families.” To children, youth, families, caregivers, and professionals involved in foster care, celebrating means taking action. The National Foster Care Month website, provides materials showcasing best practices and information to help youth connect with biological parents, other family members,

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Help Us Find Families for These Children

For more information on these children or adoption in general, call the NC Kids Adoption and Foster Care Network at 1-877-NCKIDS-1, www.adoptnckids.org. Natalie (age 12) Natalie is an outgoing young lady who is inquisitive, funny, persistent, and artistic. She loves fashion and jewelry. Natalie likes playing volleyball, swimming, horseback riding, and she loves animals. She dreams of becoming a doctor,

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