If a child is removed from their home, do they ever get to go back?

Yes, most children are able to return home. If a child cannot safely remain in their own home, our first choice is to try to locate an appropriate relative or friend of the family that is willing to let us place the child with them. This is called a “Kinship” placement because it is someone who has a relationship with the child. If no kinship placement is available, then we match the child to an appropriate foster care placement. While the child is in placement, the parents have an opportunity to remedy the situation by working with us to complete their case plan. Case plan objectives are developed to reduce safety concerns so that the child can return home.