What is Kinship Care for Children in Foster Care?
Relatives and non-relatives are oftentimes called upon to provide a loving environment for children when their biological parents are unable to care for them. This is called kinship placement. Why is this the best placement for the child?
- They move into a home they are more familiar and comfortable with
- Better mental outcomes
- Decreased risk of re-entry into foster programs
- Increased likelihood of maintaining adult connections and becoming more independent
- Monthly reimbursement to assist with the needs of the child