Concurrent Planing

Foster care regulations requires that all children age five (5) and under be placed when they first enter foster care with families who are willing to make a commitment that they are interested in adopting the child in reunification does not happen.

The reason for this is so children do not have to be moved yet another time in order to have the permanence of an adoptive family if they are unable to be reunified with their biological family.  Therefore, this subject will be explored as part of home study. 

However, if you accept a child with a concurrent planning commitment, you have not committed yourself to something that cannot be changed. 

If you discover that the child has challenges that you do not feel comfortable with dealing with on a long-term basis, you should inform your family social worker as soon as possible. 

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