Tag: kinship care

Kinship care: “While we have him, we care for him and love him as our own.”

I grew up with lots of foster-siblings, more than 50 of them in fact.

So I very quickly became used to the idea of learning to know siblings and then having to say goodbye to them.

On the surface, that might seem cruel, but it arises from a philosophy my parents followed: If children being fostered can safely return home, they should.

That philosophy reflects the reason for kinship care.

Kinship care, by the way, means that when a child is removed from his or her home and placed in foster care, all known relatives are contacted to see if they could care for the child.

The philosophy is also the reason I am involved in kinship care.