September Declared Kinship Care Month

02 October 2015

On September 30, 2015, the United States Senate agreed to a resolution designating September as National Kinship Care Month.

The resolution also:

  • Recognizes that 2.7 million children in the U.S. live with grandparents or other relatives;
  • Encourages Congress to implement policies to improve the lives of vulnerable children;
  • Honors the commitment and dedication of kinship caregivers; and
  • Praises the advocates and allies who work tirelessly to provide assistance and services to kinship caregiving families.

The passing of this resolution is the result of more than two years of work by the Child Welfare League of America, the National Kinship Alliance for Children, and others. Congratulations to the kinship care community!

Vermont's Need for Foster Families

Vermont has an urgent need for foster families, particularly those who are willing and able to care for infants and toddlers and can support visits with the birthparents.

  • Click here to learn about foster and kinship foster care in Vermont.