A Second Look at Kinship Care


credit: Nick Carnes

Child care can be expensive and most parents typically resort to ask their kin for help in babysitting their children.

Placing foster care children with their relatives was considered taboo in the past. Now, kinship care programs are cropping up, with Annie E. Casey Foundation as one of the organizations that includes kinship placement as one of its performance measures in its annual Kids Count Data Center.

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Federal Programs Related to - Child Care

Programs that provide substitute parental care for children during some portion of a twenty-four hour day. After School Care; Babysitting Services; Before School Care; Child Care Centers; Child Care Co-ops; Child Caregivers; Children's Day Care; Corporate Day Care; Drop-In Child Care; Extended Day Care; Faith-Based Child Care Programs; Family Child Care Homes; Infant Care Centers; In-Home Child Care; Latchkey Child Care Programs; Nanny Services; Nighttime Child Care; Sick Child Care

Federal Programs Related to - Foster Care

Programs that provide alternative family living arrangements in agency-supervised private family homes for children and youth who have been neglected, abused, abandoned, or have physical/mental disabilities and are no longer able to live with their birth families. Foster Care for Dependent Children; Foster Care for Children with Disabilities; Foster Home Placement; Foster Parent/Family Recruitment




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