Lessons from Ma’Khia Bryant’s Death: Better Housing Policy and Kinship Care Aid Can Save our Children
Sweet 16. It’s an age when many teens revel in the thought of getting a driver’s license, going to the prom or landing a first job, all sweet rites of passage that launch them into a new world of emerging independence.
Advocates Say Families Providing ‘Hidden Foster Care’ Deserve More Guidance
Nevada is relying heavily on unsupported relatives to care for children its child welfare system do not believe are safe at home.
Bill Seeks to Extend Help to Relatives and Kin to Prevent Child Abuse
Nearly 2.7 million children are being raised by grandparents, other relatives or close family friends and not their own parents, and some members of Congress want to prevent child abuse by giving these caregivers more help.
AARP Declares ‘Crisis’ for Kin Caregivers in New York
Older New Yorkers who care for relatives' children outside of the formal foster care system are in “crisis,” according to a new report by the state chapter of the nation's most prominent advocacy group for senior citizens.
Kentucky’s Budget Shrunk. These Informal Foster Parents Were Left with Nothing.
Connecticut Uses Coronavirus Relief to Provide Foster Parent Back Pay
Missouri Child Welfare Overhaul Includes Kinship Diversion, Access to Birth Documents
Missouri has made it easier for an adult relative to temporarily look after the children of kin without legally removing them into foster care. That’s one of several substantive changes to the state’s child welfare system that Gov.
Clearinghouse Less Than Clear on Kinship Navigators
The newly established clearinghouse to approve Family First Act services has looked at three kinship navigators, one-stop shops set up to help kin who take in a grandchild, nephew or family friend.
Latonia vs. Chisago County: Appeals Court Rules System Did Not Violate Law
Latonia Rolbiecki, a Minnesota woman who has been trying to adopt her grandson from foster care, has lost her case before the state appeals court. The decision paves the way for the child to be adopted by his foster parents, John and Avery Bird.