I recently came across this resource from the National Resource Center for Adoption, part of the Children's Bureau network of Technical Assistance programs.
The Youth Permanency Cluster or YPC, is a group of demonstration projects funded in October 2005 during which sites worked to create, implement and evaluate strategies for achieving permanency for youth that involve practices that have not always been encouraged in traditional paradigms of "adoption":
- Open adoption, in particular with sibling groups and families of origin
- Promoting a range of permanency options including guardianship and kinship care
More information on the projects can be accessed at this link.
You can also download a copy of a powerpoint presentation, "Successful Strategies in Achieving Youth Permanency" that provides an overview of the projects.