For most children living in foster care, reunification with their family is the best option for a permanent and loving home. Each year in Pierce County, hundreds of children are successfully reunited with their families after parents put in hard work to gain new understanding and skills, and partner with social workers, guardians ad litem/advocates, attorneys and the courts to meet extensive requirements.
Safe reunification of children with their parents is the primary goal of the dependency process, which strives for learning and healing. In 2020, 64% of the children who left the dependency court system did so by being reunited with their parent(s).
To honor those parents and families, Pierce County will be holding its annual Family Reunification Celebration on Aug. 20, 2021, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
In the spirit of safety, it will be a drive-through assembly, filled with cheers, gift baskets, pictures, cookies and applause by judges and stakeholders celebrating all the families who have successfully reunited with their children.
TJ Bohl, Pierce County Juvenile Court Administrator
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