Are you raising a child for a family member or friend? If you answered “yes,” you are a kinship caregiver.
Why is Kinship Care Important? Kinship care has been proven to reduce the number of children in foster care and increase the number of children who find permanent homes before they reach age 18. Kinship Care works because it:
- Promotes a sense of belonging and helps children stay connected to family and their culture.
- Increases stability and continuity.
- Does not require the termination of parental rights for children who have relationships with parents who cannot care for them.