This service is available to any child or older youth in the legal custody of CYS who has a goal of adoption. Placement services are referred when a child or youth is placed into a resource or adoptive home for the purpose of creating a permanent home for the child or youth through adoption.

Placement services incorporate all pre-placement activities required to get the child into an identified home. These may include developing a matching plan, assisting the family with identifying potential matches and reviewing the child’s information, accompanying families to interviews, coordinating and participating in pre-placement visits as well as follow up.

Placement is determined to occur when the child is moved, a formal placement agreement is in place, and a report of intent has been filed with the appropriate court.