The Post-Adoption Navigator (PAN) Program is now the Post-Permanency Navigator (PPN) Program!
On July 1, 2023, the Post-Adoption Navigator (PAN) Program officially became the Post-Permanency Navigator (PPN) Program—an expansion of our services that has been made possible through the support and funding from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
In addition to providing outreach, resources, and supportive connections to families who have finalized adoptions of children from Minnesota foster care, the PPN program now also provides support to kinship families who have finalized Transfers of Permanent Legal and Physical Custody (TPLPC).
We believe that the word “permanency” speaks to the many ways in which children and teens who have experienced familial separation and loss are able to achieve stability through connections with adults in their lives who are committed to providing them with the love, care, and support they need to navigate life, work through the process of healing, and thrive.
The name of the program was changed to Post-Permanency Navigator Program to be more inclusive and better reflect the families we serve.
The primary goal of the Post-Permanency Navigator Program is to increase awareness of the network of post-permanency resources and support available to help your family thrive after finalization and into the future. As a participant of this program, we will proactively reach out to your family after finalization and throughout the first year to help address questions you may have and share information on post-adoption and post-guardianship resources available in Minnesota.
The Post-Permanency Navigator program is FREE and available to any family who finalized an adoption or Transfer of Permanent Legal and Physical Custody of a child from Minnesota foster care within the past 12 months. If your family does not meet this description and you are searching for information on post-permanency resources, we are here for you too! Contact us and we will do our best to assist you or connect you to another appropriate resource.