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Legal Options for Relative Caregivers: Subsidized Guardianship

Everyone recognizes that kinship placements are the preferred placement for children who must be removed from the custody of their biological parent(s). In fact, it is the oldest type of pl... [more]

Legal Options for Relative Caregivers: Permanent Guardianship

Relatives may want to consider permanent guardianship for a child under certain circumstances.... [more]

Legal Options for Relative Caregivers: Standby Guardianship

Standby Guardianship is an option for relatives in some states.... [more]

Legal Options for Relative Caregivers: De Facto Custodian

De facto custodianship is an option for relative caregivers.... [more]

Legal Options for Relative Caregivers: Open Adoption with Agreements

Some states have options for binding and non-binding open adoption agreements.... [more]

Legal Options for Relative Caregivers: Legal Custody

One of the options for relative caregivers is legal custody.... [more]

Legal Options for Relative Caregivers: Guardianship

Legal guardianship is an option for relative caregivers.... [more]

Legal Options for Relative Caregivers: Adoption

Kinship adoption is covered by law in all states. An overview for relative caregivers.... [more]

Legal Options for Relative Caregivers: Introduction

Introduction to the various legal options open to relatives caring for children.... [more]

Kinship Care Policies Differ by State, Continue to Evolve

Kinship care for foster children is the preference of most states, however, the policies for kinship care vary from state to state.... [more]


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