It’s never an easy call. There are no crystal balls, slide rules, or computer programs that can predict the outcome. It’s paramount then, we make those decisions with the utmost care, forethought, and purpose. The success of children, and the integrity of families, is at stake.
The reason we work so hard for reunification at Patrick Henry is because that’s what the children want. It also just so happens to be what children need. It’s certainly what they deserve. Sadly, it doesn’t always get to happen. When it doesn’t, we are here to help them heal and grow.
Take Away: The greatest need of any child, is their family.