kinship care

The Advantages of Becoming Licensed – Foster Parents Article

It’s an unfortunate truth that for a child to be removed from her parents’ custody, her parents must have, for any number of reasons, been unable to provide her with the care she deserves. What’s more unfortunate is that not receiving proper care could have an impact on her social and emotional growth. The good news is that children in grandfamilies get a second chance to grow up in a nurturing environment surrounded by people who have the resources to…

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NEW REPORT: 10-year Data Snapshot with State-by-State Data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation Shows Kinship Care Has Remained Stagnant – Foster Parents Article

NEW REPORT: 10-year Data Snapshot with State-by-State Data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation Shows Kinship Care Has Remained Stagnant Posted: April 5th, 2019  –  By: Allison Gilbreath Kinship care is increasing nationwide, but Virginia still lags behind. According to the “Keeping Kids in Families:Trends in Placement of Young People in Foster Care in the United States,” a New Data Snapshot released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation as part of its KIDS COUNT® project Virginia has seen improvements…

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What Is KLG? A Guide to Kinship Legal Guardianship – Foster Parents Article

Many prospective guardians may want to consider earning caregiver status for a child as a Kinship Legal Guardian. Here are the questions that the embrella staff receives most frequently regarding Kinship Legal Guardianship (KLG), including what is KLG? What is KLG? Kinship Legal Guardianship, or KLG, is a court-ordered plan for placing a child permanently in the care of a someone with close ties to his/her biological family when the child’s birth parents are unable to provide proper care. KLG…

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2019 Legislative Session: Advocating For Kids In Foster Care – Foster Parents Article

2019 Legislative Session: Advocating For Kids In Foster Care Posted: January 18th, 2019  –  By: Allison Gilbreath In 2018, Voices and our partners worked to raise awareness of issues children and their families encountered in foster care. We successfully helped pass the Kinship Guardianship Assistance program, which provides financial assistance to a limited number of children placed in licensed foster homes with their relatives. In 2019, we are entering into the legislative session on the heels of the release of…

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September is Kinship Care Month! – Foster Parents Article

Cover for September-October FFT Magazine. “Simply put, I was terrified. Aside from the usual frazzled excitement that comes with being a new parent, I was afraid to fail because of my own prior system involvement as a youth. Wanting to be something for a child that I had never experienced was scary, but I knew that we could do it with the right support. As soon as I shared the news about the opportunity to provide kinship care within my…

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