Tennessee Department of Children’s Services
Division of Training and Development
May be used once adoption by this relative resource has been explored
and for legitimate reasons ruled out, but when the relative is
committing to assuming long-term parenting responsibilities.
A long-term placement agreement is signed by the relative and DCS
(or contract agency) to outline and ensure the permanency and stability
of the placement and commitment.
Planned Permanent Living Arrangement (PPLA)