Kinship Care Month

Kinship

We’re committed to providing the right service at the right time for all of our members. When it comes to our foster members, oftentimes that includes kinship care. That’s when a child is put into the care of relatives, and in some areas, even a family friend. Approximately, one-fourth of children in out-of-home care are living with relatives. 

The benefits of kinship care include keeping children close with their families, while also providing a level of familiarity and normalcy in an otherwise uncertain time. For some, kinship care is a formal process that includes training and receiving a license. For others, it’s informal and only involves a safety assessment. In any case, the most important thing is that the child can be taken care of and will be safe. 

Click here to learn more about kinship care.