From September 23 – 27, we mark Kinship Awareness Week by acknowledging the incredible contributions of our kin families. Kin is defined as people who are already known to a child when the need arises for the child to receive out-of-home care. Kin can be family members, family friends, teachers, or other individuals.
Kin care is demonstrated to provide children with better outcomes and strong relationships with their families and cultural communities. If you know a child or family that is struggling, consider whether you might be able to play a role as a kin care provider.
Check out our Kinship webpage for more information about kin care, including stories about some of our kin families. They have taken on the responsibilities of caring for children in need and have been enriched by the experience. We are so grateful to all our kin families!