Adoption & Permanency

TXICFW believes permanency is a lifelong process. Efforts to ensure successful adoptions should emphasize prevention of disruption and dissolution and properly prepare and support families pre-adoption and early in the adoption or guardianship transition. Adoption services should focus on key risk and protective factors which holistically address conditions that influence placement stability and continuity. We believe successful adoptions are created when services are provided on a continuum that supports the child when they first enter the child welfare system to finalized adoption and guardianship. Learn more about our adoption & permanency work:

Current Projects

Texas Permanency Outcomes Project (TXPOP)

The Texas Permanency Outcomes Project (TXPOP) develops sustainable best practices utilized by child welfare agencies across Texas to connect children to their birth families, regardless of their permanency outcome. TXPOP is a project of the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing and the Texas Center for Child and Family Studies, in collaboration with the… Read more »

Completed Projects

National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption & Guardianship Support & Preservation

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The National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG) was a five-year project working with eight sites that implemented evidence-based interventions or developed and tested promising practices to achieve long-term, stable permanence in adoptive and guardianship homes. Final QIC-AG Report The final report for the QIC-AG project includes an executive summary,… Read more »

QIC-AG for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation

By Rowena Fong  Child welfare interventions that target adoptive/guardianship homes on the brink of disruption/ dissolution are often provided too late and therefore do not serve the best interests of children and families. These families need appropriate, culturally responsive supports and services to address the unique behavioral, mental-health, and medical issues that threaten stability and long-term… Read more »

Permanency Conversations with Children

Permanency Conversations with children

This training was developed to increase knowledge & skills that enable caseworkers to have developmentally-appropriate conversations with children about permanency, with the goal of enhancing children’s sense of well-being & safety.   TXICFW developed this training in 2014 for The Texas Department of Family & Protective Services.