Lifelong Families is an approach enacted by Casey Family Services to help children in foster care find permanent families. It is rooted in the firm conviction that every young person deserves a forever family, and the approach is a process of restoring relationships, rebuilding and creating families.
Lifelong families is designed especially to help older youth in treatment foster care by providing a bridge of healing that helps re-establish relationships and to build new relationships to fill the gaps. Whenever safe and possible, youth are reunited with their birth parents. Whenever this is not possible, Lifelong Families plays a role in helping young people develop lasting connections to adoptive families.