Key Takeaway

This brief reports that children with frequent family contact while in foster care experience a greater likelihood of reunification, shorter stays in out-of-home care, overall improved emotional well-being, and positive adjustment to placement.

This brief reports that for children with regular and frequent family contact while in foster care, a greater likelihood of reunification, shorter stays in out-of-home care, overall improved emotional well-being, and positive adjustment to placement can be expected.