Kinship Research

Placement versus Licensure: The Dilemma for Formal Kinship Care

Originally published in Fostering Families Today Jan/Feb 2014 Issue. Placement versus Licensure: The Dilemma for Formal Kinship Care One of my first experiences with a formal kinship family was with a spirited grandmother named Annette When CPS called, she unquestioningly accepted placement of her five grandchildren. The children’s mother had…

New Report Highlights Strengths, Needs of Kinship Caregivers

The Annie E. Casey Foundation KIDS COUNT policy report “Stepping Up for Kids: What Government and Communities Should Do to Support Kinship Families” was released last week, and shines a bright light on the strengths of kinship caregivers as well as the needs of kinship families. Kinship care refers to…

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