Kinship Care Services

78651479The Kinship Care program facilitates the placement of children in the custody of a County Children and Youth agency into the home of a relative or other significant adult. The program also provides ongoing supervision of the placement. Kinship Care is a program that is referral based only.

All referrals must come from a County Children and Youth Agency.

 Kinship/Kin:  Pennsylvania’s current definition of kin includes existing relationships with a child that meet at least one of the following:

  • Relative through blood, marriage (affinity) or adoption;
  • God parent as recognized by an organized church;
  • Member of the child’s Indian tribe, nation or clan;
  • or Individual with a significant, positive relationship with the child or family.
  • This may include relationships established with a teacher, neighbor, current or former resource parent, etc.

 Who can be a Kinship Care provider:

  •  Kinship applicants must meet all the requirements of the Pennsylvania Foster Family Care 3700.00 Regulations as set forth by the state of Pennsylvania.
  • Individuals or couples must be identified by the County Children & Youth agency as a potential resource family for a child.
  • The kinship applicants must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Applicants are screened through the Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Childline and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

 

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