“Our first effort is to reunify children with their home; where they came from. We want to get them back to their parents or caregivers,” Bouboulis said.
When looking for permanent guardians for children, Bouboulis said it is all about finding a good match, figuring out who the prospective adoptive parents are and if they want what will work best for each individual child. It is also important to make sure the child is safe, she said.
The New York State Council on Children and Families announced the new report that highlights the status of the state’s children and families with a county-by-county view. According to the Touchstone/Kids Count Data Book 2012, 2.0 per 1,000 children 18 and younger have been admitted into foster care in Otsego County.