School ChildrenFostering to Forever…a Lifelong Journey

This 3.5-HOUR CLASS is strongly suggested for families that are providing foster care that hope to provide permanent homes for children through adoption or permanent guardianship. It is designed to help families prepare for this on-going commitment.

Any family who signs an Intent to Adopt form signifying their intent to adopt a child or youth in DCF custody or in custody through a ​Conditional Custody Order must complete the Fostering to Forever Training before the subsidy and adoption is finalized.

This class is currently a 1 classroom session and is typically taken after the Foundations classroom sessions, though it may be taken at any time. Here is an overview of what is covered in this class and the resource manual:

Things to Consider When Making the Move to Permanency

Working with Families

Adoption

Permanent Guardianship

Local Connections and Supports for Foster Families