Kinship Foster Care - NYC Caregiver : Making it easier to care


Kinship Foster Care

Kinship foster care is foster care given by a grandparent or another relative of a child who has been removed from the home of the parent, and who has now been placed in the custody of the State.

Who can become kinship forster parents?

The following relatives can become kinship foster parents: grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, cousins and great...

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About Rise - Stories by parents facing the child welfare ...


About Rise

Every year almost 300,000 children enter foster care nationwide. Media coverage of foster care focuses on tragic child deaths, the need for foster and adoptive parents, and the experiences of young people who "age out" of foster care at 18 or 21. Less understood is that more than half of children in foster care return home to their parents-and that nearly every child who enters...

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ACS - Become a Foster or Adoptive Parent -

A foster parent works with a team which includes the child, the child's family, the foster care agency and the Family Court. Some foster parents become adoptive parents.

Become a foster or adoptive parent, and help a child feel safe and loved.

Here's How You Get Started

Get the Information:

Contact the WISH Line at 877-676-WISH (9474)


Request an information packet online

Attend an Orientation...

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Rise Magazine - Stories by parents facing the child ...

Bringing parents' perspective on racial equity in child welfare

December 21, 2017 by Rise

On September 27, 2017, Rise Senior Parent Leader Jeanette Vega spoke on a panel on advocacy at the Center for the Study of Social Policy's Washington DC convening of the Alliance for Racial Equity.

Drawing on Rise's issue Facing Race in Child Welfare, Jeanette spoke about the challenges parents must overcome to successfully navigate the child welfare system and discrimination against people of color when poverty is seen as neglect. She drew comparisons...

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NY City Family Court -- Child Protective / Permanency Planning

Child Protective / Permanency Planning


The Adoption and Safe Family Act (A.S.F.A.) was enacted by the federal government in 1997 because of the growing national concerns that there are too many children who linger for too long in foster care. A.S.F.A. sets standards for the operation of state foster care programs by requiring child welfare agencies to pay increased attention to children's...

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