What is kinship care? - Amara

What is kinship care?

When children enter foster care, State and Federal law requires social workers to look for relatives first to care for them (kinship caregiver). If a relative or “fictive kin” (e.g., coach, teacher, family friend) is not found, children are cared for by a foster family whom they did not previously know. In Washington, nearly half of youth in foster care are cared for by relatives.

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