A unit of service offered through the SWAN program. This process helps children work through the difficulties that can often become barriers for them in finding a permanent home. LifeSpan works to allow the child optimal understanding of the adoption/permanency process, as well as to provide them with an opportunity to retain their biological family history and help them transition into a new fulfilling life, while respecting their former household(s). Sometimes Child Preparation services are utilized to assist the child in transitioning back to his or her home of origin after an absence.
The physical relocation of a child into a pre-adoptive living situation, namely with the prospective adoptive parent or parents. When placement occurs without termination of biological parental rights, it is referred to as a legal risk placement. Placement is a unit of service offered through the SWAN program. LifeSpan will utilize available tools in making sure a match is a quality lasting one, sure to meet all involved parties’ needs.
The last legal step in the adoption process. Only after finalization do the adoptive parents have legal rights and responsibilities for the child. Finalization is a unit of service offered through the SWAN program. LifeSpan will work to guide those involved through this process in as an efficient manner as possible.
(often referred to as post-adoption services) Post-permanency services are offered through the SWAN program. They are used to support the child and family after the adoption or permanent legal guardianship has taken place. All adoptive families are eligible for Post- Permanency Services; whether or not they adopted a child from the child welfare system. Families who have adopted privately may also use these services. Other families who may receive SWAN Post-Permanency services include families who have provided permanency to children from the child welfare system as Permanent Legal Custodians or Kinship Care providers.
If you have adopted a child, (whether through a public or private adoption) or if you have been granted SPLC-Guardianship and are having issues with your child, we can use this service to help support you in resolving whatever the issue may be. Sometimes this may include providing a respite where you both can have a brief "time-out" to help calm a situation. Call LifeSpan today for this service.