Site Visit Report: A Parent for Every Child (PFEC)
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A Parent for Every Child (PFEC) will find permanent families for at least 50 youth. Targeted youth are legally freed for adoption and reside in a facility licensed or operated by: • New York State (NYS) Office of Mental Health• NYS Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities• Office of Children and Family Services' juvenile justice facilitiesThe target group also includes youth residing in child welfare residential (congregate) care who are available to be adopted and have a permanency goal other than adoption. PFEC will recruit a pool of families willing to adopt these children with special needs and provide training on their unique parenting requirements. Although the PFEC target population includes many children ages 20+, the Bureau of Research and Evaluation decided to exclude children over 19.5 years old at the time the sample was drawn. This decision was made in consultation with the project supervisor and program director, so the program would have time to make an impact before children aged out of eligibility for foster care services at age 21.
permanency; New York; older child placement; adoptive parents; children with disabilities; adolescents