The Kinship Toolkit

The's Kinship Network, led by the Children’s Defense Fund and Child Focus, has developed a Fostering Connections Kinship Tool Kit that includes several resources designed to assist states that are still considering whether to apply for GAP funding and how to make the case for the investment. The toolkit also includes resources to help states implement the GAP option and identification and notice requirements and answer questions regarding all of the provisions that will affect children being raised by grandparents and other relatives.

General information about Kinship

  • New Help for Children Raised by Grandparents and Other Relatives: Questions and Answers About the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008

Guardianship Assistance Program Tools

States are making important progress in helping children leave foster care to permanent homes with relatives by taking advantage of the federal Guardianship Assistance Program (GAP).

Identification and Notice Tools