Voluntary Placement Agreement Tennessee

At the duty hearing approving the transition plan for a minor who wishes to accept an extension of the foster family, the court sets a hearing date within 60 days of the minor`s eligibility to extend the foster family in order to confirm the voluntary placement agreement and ratify the transition plan. A sustainability hearing is a separate hearing from consultations on ratification and regular review of progress. The purpose of sustainability hearing is to decide the final outcome of permanence for the child. When determining the final sustainability outcome, the court verifies the compliance of all parties and decides on a sustainability outcome for the child that is in the best interests of the child.