There are resources that can help — whether you are already providing kinship care or thinking about doing it.
- A Guide for Foster & Kinship Foster Families in Vermont
A guide for licensed foster and kinship foster parents in Vermont. Includes information about the foster care system in VT, the court process, and available resources.
- Vermont Kinship Caregivers Guide
A guide for adults caring for the children of relatives or friends. Includes information about the kinship options in VT, the court process, and resources that can help.
- A Child You Know May Need Temporary Care: Information for Relatives & Friends
A brochure for the relatives and family friends of children who may need temporary care. Includes information about the placement options and process.
- Step Up To Prevent Child Sexual Abuse: A Guide for Parents & Caregivers
A guide for parents, foster parents and kinship caregivers. Includes information that can help you keep children and youth safe from sexual abuse.
Resources Available to Vermonters
Benefits from DCF (e.g., 3SquaresVT, Reach Up Child-Only Grants)
Benefits from Other Organizations (e.g., Internet Essentials, WIC)
Resources by Topic (e.g., Child Development, Legal)
Supports for Kinship Caregivers
Vermont Consortium for Adoption and Guardianship Families
They can help you access quality supports and services throughout Vermont.
Vermont Kin as Parents (VKAP)
They can help you sort through the kinship options available to you (e.g. foster care vs. conditional custody) and access the supports that may be available.
Voices at the Table
An online place where families can share their knowledge, concerns, insights, and triumphs with other families.