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Increase Exits from Foster Care to Permanence through Adoption

The opportunity to grow up in a safe, nurturing, and permanent family is critical to achieving positive outcomes for children.  For children in foster care, the goal is a timely exit to permanence through family reunification, guardianship, or adoption.

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Research shows children do best when they grow up in their own family, and when this is not possible, guardianship and adoption can provide safety, stability and permanence. Youth who leave care with no permanent home face greater mental health disorders, unemployment, homelessness and other difficulties.

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