Kinship Caregiving Options: Considerations for Caregivers

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This publication helps kinship families and the professionals who assist them compare caregiving options. It provides a broad, national overview about the choices and considerations to help caregivers make informed decisions about the pathways to pursue.

How caregiving options look at the state, tribal, territorial, and local levels differ. Kin caregivers should consider this an informational resource and consult local kinship navigator programs, attorneys or legal professionals, caseworkers, and other available professionals. Ultimately, kin caregivers and their families must choose the caregiving option that best meets their needs.

This resource was developed in partnership with the ABA Center on Children and the Law, Children’s Defense Fund, and Generations United, with support from Casey Family Programs.

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