Program under s. 48.57 (3m), Stats., to provide monthly payments of $215 to support a child who is being provided care and maintenance by a close relative, called a kinship care relative. DHFS or the county social services or human services department approves the payment if it determines that the child needs to be placed with the relative, the placement is in the best interests of the child, and the relative meets specified conditions. Definition
Care of children living without parents in the home of grandparents or other relatives, with or without a change of legal custody. (533)
Full-time care of a child by someone related to the child biologically or by a prior family relationship, fictive kin.
A full-time nurturing of a child by someone related to the child by family ties or by prior relationship connection.
Kinship Care is a program administered by county or tribal human/social services departments that provides cash payments to caretaker relatives (grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.) of minor children. Kinship Care provides payments of $215 per month per child when certain requirements are met.
The full time care and nurturance of a child by a relative caregiver other than the biological parent with the intent to safely maintain and strengthen the family unit. Many grandparents, for instance, are providing kinship care for their grandchildren.
Those providing 24 hour care for children they are related to by blood. This may also be called relative care.
The full-time nurturing of a child by a blood relative or someone with a previous relationship through a greater extended network
formal child placement by the juvenile court and child welfare agency in the home of a child's relative.