5 Things to Know About Kinship Care during National Kinship Care Month
Monday, September 21, 2020 // by: Lilliput Families
Each year in September, we celebrate National Kinship Care Month. Kinship care, refers to caregiver grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, adult siblings and even family friends. In the United States, there are more than 2.7 million children living with relatives. In California alone, there are roughly 19,111 children in kinship care. Oftentimes, when a child enters foster care, child welfare agencies will first turn to that child’s relatives for placement. This is done in an attempt to help the child maintain important connections with his or her family.