Kinship Care

Adoption and Guardianship for Children in Kinship Foster Care

The laws dictating how adoption and guardianship are granted, by which court, and what those options entail are developed at the state and tribal levels, so the intricacies for obtaining these legal relationships differ. The Brief The brief provides general … Read More

Adoption And Foster Care Analysis And Reporting

INTRODUCTION The Code Book for the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) is a product of National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN). NDACAN is funded by the Children’s Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and … Read More

Examining Financial Hardship and Caregiver Subgroups in Kinship Foster Placements: A Machine Learning Approach

Kinship care is the preferred placement option when it is determined that moving a child from their family’s home is necessary due to child abuse and/or neglect. However, notwithstanding kinship care being the preferred choice by families and child welfare … Read More


Analysis From a State-By-State Survey of Kinship Care Policies UNDERSTANDING KINSHIP CARE Kinship care is a critical resource for children and youth who come to the attention of the child welfare system. Kin caregiving has grown significantly over the past … Read More

Resource Guide for Kinship/Grandfamily Providers

The 2022 National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers provides a roadmap for organizations and agencies to better support kin/grandfamily caregivers and the children they raise.  Kin caregivers, also called grandfamily caregivers, are grandparents, other relatives, or close family friends raising children as … Read More

Kinship Care Supports the Academic Performance of Children

Children and youth who successfully learn how to read, write, and perform basic math skills are more likely to go to college, find good jobs, and attain financial security in adulthood—all of which support their overall well-being across the lifespan. Unfortunately, many … Read More

White House Announces Slate of Actions on Child Welfare

The Biden administration announced a mix of final and proposed rules on child welfare policy today that cover the placement of foster youth with relatives, legal representation for parents and children involved with the system, and the placement of LGBTQI+ … Read More