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Becoming a Kinship Caregiver

About 16,000 youth in Ohio are in foster care, and 9,200 are placed with foster families. The rest have been placed in the care of other family members, called “kinship caregivers.”

To learn more about becoming a kinship caregiver, check out this resource.

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Support for Kinship Families

Kinship care refers to the care of children by relatives or, in some jurisdictions, close family friends (often referred to as fictive kin). Relatives and adults already known by the children are the

Kinship Caregiver Rights

The Ohio Department of Jobs & Family Services offers a number of Resources for Kinship Caregivers and published an informative Resource Guide for Relatives Caring for Children. The six chapters cover:

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