Finding a Permanent Home
When children in foster care cannot be successfully reunited with a family member, the Placement Services Unit will work toward finding a permanent home for them through adoption. Washington County Department of Social Services strives to find permanent forever families for children freed for adoption. The vast majority of our children that are freed for adoption while in foster care are adopted by the foster/adoptive parents they have lived with while in placement. Unfortunately, there are occasions where successful adoption placements are more difficult to obtain. In those situations the department will work with a specialty contract agency such as Family Focus, thereby making every effort toward achieving permanency for our youth in care.