Legal Options for Kinship Caregivers

Legal Options for Kinship Caregivers

North Carolina

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Thank you to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina for their support in creating these materials.

Thank you to our Kinship Advisory Committee, Dr. Joseph Crumbley, Therapist; Ana Beltran, Director of the Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network; Jane Thompson, Retired Child Welfare Attorney with NC Attorney General’s Office; and Brinton Wright, Attorney, for their time and contribution to these resources and videos.

We thank the State of North Carolina Permanency Coordinator, Mary Mackins; Foster Home Licensing Manager, Jodi Franck; and Erica Burgess for their review and input. Thank you to the Rowan County DSS staff, Micah Ennis, George Montgomery, and Joshua Stutts; and the Wake County DSS staff Michelle Crawford, Kimberly Waller, and Tony Craddock for their support and assistance in reviewing and contributing to the materials.

Thank you to the following kinship caregivers who reviewed the website: Alicia Jones, Genia Newkirk, Jessi Torres, Jennie Phillips, Tracy Marchand, Linda Dew, Sonya Green, and Tammy Taylor.

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