(1) State whether the permanency goal for the child will be achieved through adoption,
legal guardianship, or permanent custody;
(2) Establish a reasonable period of time by which the adoption or legal guardianship
shall be finalized;
(A) A compelling reason why legal guardianship or permanent custody is in the child's
best interests if adoption is not the goal; or
(B) A compelling reason why permanent custody is in the child's best interests if
adoption or legal guardianship is not the goal;
(4) Establish other related goals, including those pertaining to the stability of
the child's placement; education; health; therapy; counseling; relationship with
the child's birth family, including visits, if any; cultural connections; and preparation
for independent living;
(5) If a child has reached the age of fourteen, describe the services needed to assist
the child with the transition from foster care to independent living; and
(6) Describe the methods for achieving the goals and objectives set forth in paragraphs
(4) and (5).
(b) A permanent plan prepared for a periodic review hearing or a permanency hearing
(1) Progress toward achieving the goal of the plan;
(2) Proposed revisions to the goal of the plan and reasons for the revisions; and
(3) Proposed revisions to the methods for achieving the goals of the plan and objectives
and the reasons for the revisions.
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