Services for Youth


Kinship and Relative Adoption: What You Need to Know

Kinship and Relative Adoption: What You Need to Know is designed for kinship caregivers, and others, who are interested in learning about foster care and kinship/relative adoption.

Explore how children come into foster care, the reasons for placing children with relatives and kin, thoughts on determining if this is the right time to provide foster care and/or become a permanency option for a child, options to support a child in foster care, helpful services and supports for children during and after foster care, challenges and ideas to help make the families experience smoother and an adoptive relative’s experience is shared.  

The 1 hour and 15 minute webinar is presented by Janet Salo, Family Support Specialist at Kinship Family Support Services; Diane Stang, Supervisor of Foster Care and Adoption, Dakota County; Heidi Wiste, Director of Domestic Adoption, Children’s Home Society and Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota and Rebecca, an Adoptive Parent.