About Foster Kinship
Did you know that over 19,000 individuals in Clark County, NV are raising their relative’s children, an arrangement known as Kinship Care?
Kinship care refers to a temporary or permanent arrangement in which a relative or any non-relative adult who has a relationship or bond with the child is caring for that child in the place of its parents.
Kinship care includes relationships established through an informal arrangement, legal custody or guardianship order, foster care placement or kinship adoption.
This includes grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other relatives or close friends who step in to raise their relative’s children when the parents are no longer able or willing to do so. This is often a fortunate situation for an already traumatized child. Being removed from everything familiar can cause further trauma unless a relative is able to step in and care for the child. Foster Kinship supports those caregivers who help keep home in the family for vulnerable children.
Foster Kinship is a public charity recognized under section 501(c)3 of the IRS tax code. We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving residents of Southern Nevada who are raising their relative’s children.
Foster Kinship believes that when parents are no longer willing or able to be parents, children have the best chance of long-term success when they maintain ties with their biological family, entering into a kinship care arrangement. In most cases, when a parent becomes unable to raise their child due to death, incarceration, substance abuse, neglect or other traumatic circumstance, we believe that keeping children as close to their biological family is preferable to living with a stranger.
However, these relatives who step in to raise the child may not be prepared for the unexpected burden of raising a child or children, and any governmental aid provided is usually not enough. Foster Kinship seeks to close these gaps with support groups, resource direction, advocacy, classes for caregivers, respite care, and family activities.
Foster Kinship is a new organization, incorporated as a nonprofit in the state of NV in December 2011. Foster Kinship is a Tax Exempt organization (501(c)(3). Tax ID 45-4242425.