Re-Visiting the Adoption/Guardianship Discussion

Re-Visiting the Adoption/Guardianship Discussion – NRCPFC and NRCA Webinar Recording Now Available

The recording of the webinar "Re-Visiting the Adoption/Guardianship Discussion: Helping Caseworkers Better Understand and Communicate the Permanency Implications of Adoption and Guardianship”, co-sponsored by the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections (NRCPFC) and the National Resource Center for Adoption (NRCA), is now available on the NRCA website.  This webinar summarized the foundation on which guardianship as a permanency option was developed; provided a comparative look at the qualities of permanency for adoption and guardianship; discussed the value of guardianship for kinship families, Native Americans, and older youth; and highlighted strategies for the engagement and education of families in the decision making process.  Tips and tools for engagement of families, educating families about the differences between adoption and guardianship, and documenting critical discussions were also shared.  The webinar recording and PowerPoint presentation are available via the following weblink: