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Nationally, foster care programs are working to develop strategies to better support effective permanency plans for youth. The Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded nine grants in October of 2005 to explore innovative programs to achieve youth permanency.

This web page offers the field of child welfare information on the accomplishments of the nine grants and highlights some of the products they developed. The grantees addressed the issues of youth permanency in creative ways, including development of curriculum and attitude scales about options for youth permanency, including open adoption.

Grantees have demonstrated success in connecting youth to permanent families through reunification, relative placement and adoption. We hope you find the information useful and consider incorporating some of the tools and practices the grantees have developed into your permanency program for youth in foster care.

Click on the links below for more information about these demonstration projects!