Permanency planning involves efforts by Child Welfare Agency to provide a permanent, safe and stable home for children, whether with their parents or through adoption. Permanency planning may include:
- services offered to the family when the children are in foster care to correct family problems and to help reunite the family
- services offered to the family to prevent foster care placement
where the family problems cannot be corrected, the permanent placement of a child by terminating parental rights and freeing the child up for adoption.