Preparing Foster Kids For Adoption Or Reunion

NPR's Wendy Kaufman reports on a foster care program in the state of Washington called "Concurrent Planning," which tries to prepare foster children simultaneously for either adoption or reunion with their birth families. The program is designed to protect the rights of all parties involved, children, birth parents, and foster parents, while also providing a measure of stability for the child. The courts and agencies try to expedite the process, so that the child is either returned to the birth family, assigned permanently to the foster family or adopted.



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