After CPS removes a child from their home, Benevolent House caseworkers work with families on what we call a permanency plan. It’s a road map to getting the child into a safe and permanent home. First, they work with families to return the child to a parent or parents, and that is usually what happens. But, if that’s not possible, Benevolent House works to find an alternative family (preferably a kinship family) to adopt or accept legal custody of the child.
With adoption or legal custody (permanent managing conservatorship or PMC), a new family makes a lifelong commitment to a child – giving the child a chance to have a “forever” home.