Kinship Care

Deadline Alert: One Day Left to Provide Input on Kinship Care to Federal Advisory Council

Federal policymakers want to hear from the millions of relatives caring for the children of family members about how government can be a helpful partner to them. Relative caregivers of children who would otherwise often […]

Child Welfare

Who Cares for The Kin Caring for Our Kids?

I can’t sleep. My stomach is churning, my head pounding. I am livid about a phone call I received at Foster Kinship, a “kinship navigator” program I direct to help connect relative caregivers with critical […]

Child Welfare

Bill Introduced to Connect Social Security, Welfare Benefits to Kids Living with Relatives

  Sen. Bob Casey (D-Penn.) and several Democrat co-sponsors have added to the legislation piling up this session to help grandparents and other relatives caring for the children of loved ones. The Grandfamilies Act aims to […]

Child Welfare

Two Bills That Offer More Support to Relatives, Who are Expected to Play a Bigger Role Under Family First Act

In addition to planned legislation that makes significant changes to federal child welfare finance, two new federal bills have been introduced that would target support for relative caregivers, a key constituency in the reforms envisioned under […]

Child Welfare

Struggling Under Child Welfare Lawsuit Settlement, South Carolina Hires a Leader Who Just Helped End One

South Carolina’s child welfare system is struggling to meet its goals under a class-action lawsuit settlement brought by Children’s Rights, a nonprofit litigator based in New York City. Tennessee recently exited such a settlement with […]