KINSHIP CARE

SUMMARY

The practice of kin parenting children when their parents cannot is a time-honored tradition in most cultures and a primary and valuable permanency option. When children cannot safely remain with their biological parents, kinship parenting preserves children’s right to both a nurturing and loving family and connections with their family of origin, history and heritage. Kinship parenting provides a strong foundation upon which a loving, caring relationship has a firm footing and can flourish. Just as kinship caregivers step up for children, society must rally to ensure supports and services keep these families strong.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

  • Family Connection Grants [Policy Topic]
  • Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, Kinship Care [Legislation]

LEGISLATION & ADMINISTRATION ACTION

  • Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (2008, P.L. 110-351)

CWLA ADVOCACY