ØIf it is
identified that a child is not able to exit custody to return to parents and
if there are no relative placement
resources in or outside of custody and the department appears to have grounds to terminate parental rights or
parents are willing to surrender,
this goal is appropriate.
a goal does not preclude adoption by a relative of a child in state custody.
situations where reasonable efforts are not necessary to pursue adoption as a sole permanency goal.These would include the nature of the abuse, past abuse history, etc. Consultation should be sought with
attorneys to assess this issue.
Department must assess that conditions and circumstances are unlikely to change or to be remedied to reduce risk to
the child in the parents’ home before
adoption may be considered as a goal.
board (Foster Care Review or CART) give input or recommendations related to identifying adoption as a
years and older must consent to their adoption in the state of Tennessee.