Achieving Permanency in Kinship Care
This section addresses the different ways children and youth in kinship care may achieve permanency. After considering decision making when placing children in kinship care, resources address the choices of reunification, guardianship, and adoption. Permanency outcomes for children and youth in kinship care are reviewed, and State and local examples are provided.
|Placement of Children With Relatives|
|Series Title:||State Statutes|
|Author(s):||Child Welfare Information Gateway
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|Year Published:||2013 - 77 pages|
|Discusses State laws that give priority or preference to relatives when children are in need of out-of-home care. The issues addressed include locating relatives, determining the fitness of a relative to provide care, requirements for licensure, and the financial and other supports available to relatives providing care. Requirements for placing siblings together whenever possible and adoption by relatives also are addressed. Summaries of laws for all States and U.S. territories are included.|