Introduction To Permanency Planning

Aging Out of Foster Care
2. Permanency Planning


Introduction To Permanency Planning

Every young person in foster care has a permanency plan. As you approach your eighteenth birthday and prepare to leave foster care, your role in the planning process becomes more important than ever. You will be asked to participate in permanency planning conferences and permanency planning hearings to help determine the details of your own permanency planning goal.

Your attorney is available to help you throughout this process and you should not hesitate to ask for assistance. Some of the important concepts and terms that you will confront when planning for your future are outlined below.