Every year in September, we celebrate National Kinship Care Month. Kinship care refers to grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, adult siblings, and even family friends.
Nearly half the children placed in out-of-home care by the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) are identified with a relative or person known to the child and/or family.
As a result of their commitment, the home provided for many of these children become their “forever” home.
In honor of National Kinship Care Month, we thank all kinship caregivers for their ongoing commitment to providing a safe and loving home to children in out-of-home care.