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Kinship Caregivers and the Child Welfare System

Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2010. Informal and formal kinship care arrangements help to ensure stability and protection for children within their extended family. This Factsheet for Families describes different types of kinship care arrangements and examines how the child welfare agency interacts with families in these situations. It discusses the placement decision-making process, what families can expect from the child welfare system and the courts, financial support and other services, and permanency planning.

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Kinship Caregivers and the Child Welfare System