What does reunification concurrent with adoption mean?

A concurrent plan means two simultaneous plans begin when a child enters foster care: a plan for reunification with the family and a plan for adoption if reunification is not possible. Often, foster families who agree to be part of a concurrent plan are called resource families.

What does concurrent goal mean?

Concurrent Goal means the alternate plan for the child/youth in out-of-home placement, which will achieve another permanency goal if reunification with a parent is not possible.

What is concurrent reunification?

Concurrent planning is a type of permanency planning in which reunification services are provided to the family of the child at the same time that an alternative permanency plan is made for the child, in case reunification efforts fail.

Why is reunification The goal?

Reunification allows them to return to a stable, consistent environment, with routines they know and understand. It’s just one of the ways foster parents promote better mental health, lower stress, and happier lives for children.

Why is concurrent planning important?

Concurrent planning in California is mandatory for all court dependent children in out-of-home care for whom reunification services have been ordered. The purpose of concurrent planning is to honor the child’s attachment needs and to expedite a permanent home for the child should reunification fail.

What is concurrent adoption?

Concurrent Planning is for babies and young children under 2 in care who are likely to need adoption, but who still have a chance of being reunited with their birth family.

What is the process of reunification?

The reunification process in foster care is when a foster child is in the process of being reunified with their parents. When a child is no longer part of the foster care system, and the case is closed, they have been successfully reunified.

What tasks and activities are involved in concurrent planning?

It involves identifying and working toward a child’s primary permanency goal (such as reunification with the birth family) while simultaneously identifying and working on a secondary goal (such as guardianship with a relative).

What are some of the strategies for promoting family reunification?

Respect Birth Parents and Be Compassionate.

  • Encourage Visitation and Regular Contact.
  • Communicate Regularly with the Family.
  • Pursue Safe Reunification for Children.
  • Promote Cooperative Reunification-Centered Approaches at Agencies.
  • Can I adopt and foster at the same time?

    Fostering for Adoption places a child with approved adopters who are also approved as foster carers, known as dually approved carers. Another route adoption agencies can use is to approve adopters as foster carers for a particular named child.