Kinship care is in a child’s best interest because it provides stability, safety and support in a familiar environment. In Maryland, kinship navigation can help families access benefits and support while also overcoming challenges.
When you become a kinship caregiver, you partner with the child and their biological parent. That new relationship can challenge family dynamics and impact the child, parent and your family.
The 24/7 care is supposed to be temporary, but sometimes the kinship caregiver becomes part of the permanent solution by adopting the child or becoming their legal guardian.
Kinship navigators can help caregivers navigate the process.
You can also quickly connect with these resources in Maryland by signing up for the free MDKinCares text message program.
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