Kinship Care: Quiet Space with Bold Opportunities

Kinship Care: Quiet Space with Bold Opportunities

Two families exemplify how unification helps not only children, but everyone. The term “kinship care” describes an experience familiar to 2.7 million families in the United States when relatives step up to raise children whose parents cannot care for them for the time being. “Kinship is a quiet space that requires a lot more attention,” says Shrounda, Director of Public Policy at Children’s Home Society of Washington.

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The Time to Step Up

The Time to Step Up

A young, single father opens his home to a cousin in-need and builds a unique family. Sometimes in life you are confronted with the challenge of deciding how you will stand for your family. Trestan was only 24 years old when he found out his 11-year-old cousin Tyreal was living in a group home. Tyreal’s father had recently passed away and his mother was struggling and unable to care for him.

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With Love and Strength

With Love and Strength

A mother draws on her children as her source of strength to keep her family together. Strength can be defined as “the capacity to withstand great force or pressure,” a concept with which Shaunta is more than familiar. As a single mother to an 18-year-old daughter and...

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