Kinship Care

kinship careBecoming a kinship care provider is challenging for all involved. Usually, you have little time to make the decision. Often, you love the child’s parents and your heart is already breaking because of the situations that have led to you becoming the primary caregiver for this child. The child is struggling with the changes in his life as well. There is a lot to navigate.

One of the first decisions you will have to make is what type of legal arrangement is best for you, for the child, and for the child’s parent. There are emotional, legal, and financial issues that must be considered along with whether you become a licensed foster parent, a guardian, an informal childcare provider, or some variation of these arrangements.

Creating a Family has many resources to help you sort out your options when considering Kinship Care. We also have resources to make the transition from the grandparent, aunt, or cousin to the parent easier for everyone. A few of our most recently published resources we think you will find particularly helpful are here:

Scroll to the bottom of this page to see the other resources we have on Kinship Care in the form of blogs/articles, radio shows/podcasts, tip sheets, fact sheets, and expert Q & A’s.

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Creating a Family Radio Shows on Kinship Care

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Creating a Family Blogs on Kinship Care

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Creating a Family Factsheets, Tips, Research on Kinship Care

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Creating a Family Videos on Kinship Care

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Q and A's with Experts on Kinship Care

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