Fostering Connections Resource Center

Kinship Navigator Act

Bill: HB 2365, Public Act 276; Status: Enacted

Summary: Creates the Kinship Navigator Act. Defines "kinship care" as the full time care and of children by relatives, members of their tribes or clans, grandparents, godparents, stepparents, or any adult who has physical custody and a kinship bond. Establishes a program, to be administered through a grant to a not-for-profit organization, to serve as liaison among State agencies and groups, to promote kinship care and provide diversity services.

Sponsored by Representative Eddie Washington