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What is kinship care?

Kinship care is a way for children in foster care to stay connected to their family when they are unable to live with their parents or primary caretaker. When children are in foster care due to a caretaker’s illness, incarceration, housing instability, and/or abuse or neglect by the caretaker, relatives sometimes become their primary caregivers (also called “kinship providers”).

Kinship care can reduce trauma, promote stability, and maintain family and cultural connections. Kinship families are a vital component of CFW’s program. We provide training and support tailored to the needs of kinship care. 

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