Foster Kinship

Mission, Vision & Values

“Help Keep Home in the Family”

We believe when children can’t be with their parents, they should be with their family.

Vision: A safe and healthy childhood for all children in kinship care.

Mission: Foster Kinship empowers kinship caregivers through support, advocacy and case management and builds caregiver capacity to provide the safest, most stable and permanent placements for the children in their care.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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