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Permanency Planning Foster/Adoption Program

115 NE 100th Street, Suite 200 Seattle, WA 98125 • (206) 694-5713 • E-Mail

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Children in King and Snohomish counties are waiting today for loving foster parents to welcome them. Can you help?

Permanency Planning photoTransform a child’s life while enriching your own!

You can be the source of stability, safety, and love a child in our community needs, all by opening your heart and home through Permanency Planning Foster-Adopt.

To start exploring this enriching path to growing your family, contact us today for a one-on-one informational meeting with a Family Specialist!

Contact Permanency Planning today!
E-mail or call (206) 694-5713.

Permanency Planning Foster-Adopt does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, home ownership, education, or income. We welcome all interested individuals or couples to start learning more about foster-adopt parenting today!

The Basics

Permanency Planning photoWhat is Permanency Planning Foster-Adopt?

Permanency Planning is a foster-adopt program based out of Seattle, WA and serving King and Snohomish Counties. It is designed to decrease the number of moves suffered by children in foster care. It is our belief that every child has the right to a secure, loving, permanent family at the earliest possible age.

Why is Permanency Planning important?

Our foster-adopt program actively involves the birth parents in planning and decision making for their children; we believe this best serves the children in the child welfare system. Our program recruits foster families committed to adoption when children are unable to return to their birth home.

Who are the children referred for Permanency Planning?

Newborns and children up to age 17 in King or Snohomish County who have one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Children affected by neglect, physical abuse or sexual abuse.
  • Children who have a history of previous foster care placements.
  • Children who are in temporary legal custody of the Washington Department of Social and Health Services.

Who can be a foster-adopt parent?

Anyone at least 21 years old who lives in King or Snohomish County and who is in good enough health to raise a child. We do not discriminate based upon marital status, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, home ownership, or education.

How can I learn more about becoming a Permanency Planning foster-adopt parent?

The first step in exploring this enriching path to growing your family is attending a one-on-one informational meeting with a Family Specialist! These sessions can be scheduled during the day or evening, Monday – Friday, at our Seattle office.

View our most recent newsletter to learn more about Permanency Planning and read about families impacted by our work in foster-adoption:

DOWNLOAD THE Permanency Planning Foster-Adopt Spring 2015 Newsletter

Contact Permanency Planning today to sign up for an informational meeting! E-mail or call (206) 694-5713.

Support for Permanency Planning Foster-Adopt Parents

Permanency Planning photoWhat support will I receive as a foster-adopt parent with Permanency Planning?

  • Ongoing support from an experienced LCS staff person with a low case load and time for you.
  • Guidance through the foster-adopt licensing process.
  • Training on foster care and adoption issues.
  • Monthly foster parent Support Group at our Seattle office.
  • Information and referral to community resources in King and Snohomish Counties.
  • Ongoing referral and support after adoption.

What benefits are there in becoming a Permanency Planning foster-adopt parent?

As a Permanency Planning Foster Parent, you are able to:

  • Have a child in your home who may someday be your legally adopted child.
  • Have fewer eligibility requirements placed upon you than in a traditional infant adoption program.
  • Become licensed for foster care and adoption at the same time.
  • Be an integral part of helping birth parents make responsible choices about their children.
  • Know that you are providing nurturing, security, and stability for a child in need!

What steps do I follow in order to become a licensed Permanency Planning foster-adopt parent?

The first step of the licensing process is attending a one-on-one informational meeting with a Family Specialist. These sessions can be scheduled during the day or evening, Monday – Friday, at our Seattle office.

Following the informational session, a personal interview with a Permanency Planning Family Specialist will take place. Individuals and families then participate in a foster/adoption preparation group and complete a home study. You will be assigned a social worker to support you throughout the process. When you and your social worker decide that you are ready to have a child placed, you are licensed and matched with a child.

Contact Permanency Planning today to sign up for an informational meeting! E-mail or call (206) 694-5713.

Services For Foster Children

What services do children placed by Permanency Planning receive?

  • Placement in specially trained foster homes in King and Snohomish Counties that are committed to seeing the child through to permanence, either by reunification with birth parents, or adoption into their foster family.
  • Referral for therapy or developmental services, if needed.
  • Regular visitation with birth parents in order to maintain healthy relationships in a safe environment.
  • Advocacy through school, medical, and social service systems.
  • Access to ongoing referral and support after adoption.

If you’re ready to learn how you can partner with Permanency Planning to serve children in need, contact us today! E-mail or call (206) 694-5713

Donors Needed!

Your donation to Permanency Planning will help a foster child experience stability, healing, and hope. Visit our donation page to make a gift today!

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