Portraits of Permanence Highlight Why Families Matter for Kids in Foster Care

Posted December 12, 2012, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Blog portraitsofpermanence 2012

What is per­ma­nence? It’s pow­er­ful, pos­si­ble and a pri­or­i­ty for kids who are liv­ing in fos­ter care. 

This video shares the mov­ing sto­ries of sev­er­al young peo­ple from fos­ter care who have achieved per­ma­nence — a legal and life­time con­nec­tion to a fam­i­ly — and what it means for each of them. Exit­ing every youth from the fos­ter care sys­tem to fam­i­ly per­ma­nence rather than aging out” is the cen­tral goal of Life­long Fam­i­lies, a fos­ter care prac­tice mod­el devel­oped by Casey Fam­i­ly Ser­vices, the Foun­da­tion’s for­mer direct ser­vice agency.

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