care is essentially having a family member raise a child that is not
biologically their child. This is usually a grandparent, aunt/uncle, sister or
brother. Kinship foster care has occurred usually because the child(ren) was
removed from his/her biological home and placed with a relative, as opposed to
going into the traditional “foster care” system, where the caregiver is not
someone they know.
goal of foster care, and kinship care, is unification with the biological
parents. This sometimes can be a daunting task on whomever the children are
placed with as the timeframes of how long the child will be in your home are
also be a difficult situation, as sometimes the children are placed with aging grandparents.
This can be a blessing and a hardship. Grandparents should be retiring not
taking care of children again. But it may also be a warm, comfortable place for
the children to thrive in. Just make sure you are aware of the children’s needs
before you agree to kinship care.
information, check out some of these helpful articles. adoption.com/foster