Kinship Care for Children in Foster Care


Relatives and and non-related kin often provide loving homes for children when their birth parents are unable to care for them. This type of arrangement, known as kinship placement, provides an environment that is likely more familiar to a child. For this reason, when a child needs to be placed out of home, finding caring relatives or non-related kin such as teachers or neighbors is a top priority for KVC. In Kansas, the average rate of kinship care rate is 47% of children in foster care, which is much better than the national average of 30%. This is better for children and families. Click here to learn more about the process.

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If you are currently involved in kinship care, we encourage you to use the following services and resources:

Food, clothing, financial and utility services
Overland Park, Kansas Food Pantries
Emergency Assistance for Johnson County, Kansas

Daycare Centers
Child Care Aware

Daycare Information
KVC Application for Daycare
– KVC Employment Verification for Daycare
KVC Daycare Attendance Form
KVC Daycare Policies

Child Development (coming soon)

Behavior Management
Empowered to Connect video series

Navigating Complex Family Relationships (coming soon)

Understanding the Legal Process (coming soon)

Support Groups and Foster/Adoption Ministries
Westside Network 1.27
Olathe Bible Church Support