Mission, Vision & Values
Foster Kinship provides free support and resources to individuals raising their relative’s children in Clark County, NV, regardless of the caregiver age, relation to the child or custody status of the child.
To empower kinship caregivers to make informed decisions in the best interest of the children in their care and support family stability in order to increase the chances of long-term success for the children raised in their homes.
Foster Kinship believes that children deserve the best possible placement when their parents are unable to care for them, and most often that placement is with family members, “keeping home in the family”. When family is the best place for the child, Foster Kinship desires to support relatives by helping them explore options, navigate the numerous systems they will encounter, advocate for their child(ren), and work towards a shared vision of the child’s success. To that end, we value:
- Self-Sufficiency: Foster Kinship aims to provide caregivers with options, knowledge, and tools to advocate for their children so they can make the best decision for their families.
- Openness: Foster Kinship provides services to individuals who identify as kinship caregivers regardless of the child’s foster care status or custody status, or the caregiver’s age or formal relationship to the child.
- Synergy: Foster Kinship will honor and acknowledge the remarkable efforts of existing organizations by first acting as an umbrella over all resources locally and nationally available to kinship caregivers.
- Standing in the Gap: As a private nonprofit, Foster Kinship seeks to partner with existing programs, and if necessary and when possible, close the gap between available government and private sector services and the individual needs of caregivers.