Relative Foster Care
Also known as Kinship Care
Relative Foster Care refers to children who are provided temporary or permanent care by relatives or close family friends (“fictive kin”). Relatives are frequently the preferred resource for children who are removed from their parents’ care because they help maintain a child’s connection to family and community.
CHS is dedicated to helping kinship parents give children the love and support they need until a permanent plan is determined.
What else do I need to know?
Relative Foster Care may be formal and involve a training and licensure process for the caregivers, monthly payments to help with the costs of caring for the child, and support services.
In many cases, it results in legal guardianship or adoption.