When a child is taken from his or her family and placed in foster care, the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) must develop a permanency plan for the child. Foster placement is temporary, and permanent placement is the ultimate goal. In fact, the DCP&P must develop a concurrent permanency plan to minimize the time the child is in temporary placement if reunification efforts fail.
Reunification with the family is always the preferred permanency option, but several permanency options that can be considered:
It is important to understand all the permanency options for your child because the DCP&P must work on a concurrent permanency plan while making efforts toward reunification with you. Concurrent planning minimizes the time your child spends in a temporary situation. Understanding the different placement options can help you make the best decisions regarding your child. Speak with an attorney if you have questions about permanent placement. A skilled New Jersey child welfare attorney can explain these options to you and help you ensure your child’s best interests are protected.
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