Often times family and friends are the first asked to care for a child when they are unable to remain with their birth parents. Kinship care may be needed for many reasons. Whatever the reason, there is typically little time for preparation. One day you are going through life as you know it; the next, you are sharing your house with a child and your life is forever changed. Added to the responsibility of caring for another’s child are challenges specific to kinship care such as redefining family dynamics and what the new norm for your life now looks like.
As difficult as this all may seem, kinship adoptions are on the rise, which means you are not alone.
Here you will find a collection of resources and articles regarding kinship care. We hope you find them helpful.
If you are an adopted kinship parent and have additional needs, questions or concerns, please call us at 888.667.2399 any time.