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Goal 6: Permanent Families for Children in Foster Care

Commitment

Babies, toddlers, and young children in North Carolina’s foster care system will grow up in stable, consistent, and nurturing families, whether that is with the child’s birth family or through an adoptive family.

2025 Target

Part 1) Reunification: By 2025, decrease the number of days it takes for a child in the foster care system to be reunified with his or her family, if appropriate.

  • For children aged 0 – 3 years, decrease the median number of days from 371 to 334.
  • For children aged 4 – 5 years, decrease the median number of days from 390 days to 351 days.
  • For children aged 6 – 8 years, decrease the median number of days from 371 to 334.

Part 2) Adoption: By 2025, decrease the number of days it takes for a child in the foster care system to be adopted, if reunification is not appropriate.

  • For children aged 0 – 3 years, decrease the median number of days from 822 to 730.
  • For children aged 4 – 5 years, decrease the median number of days from 1,006 to 730.
  • For children aged 6 – 8 years, decrease the median number of days from 988 to 730.

* All data for this target is provided by the Division of Social Services, Child Placement and Payment System (CPPS), and NC FAST.