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

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

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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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