Definitions for "KINSHIP CARE"
Program under s. 48.57 (3m), Stats., to provide monthly payments of $215 to support a child who is being provided care and maintenance by a close relative, called a kinship care relative. DHFS or the county social services or human services department approves the payment if it determines that the child needs to be placed with the relative, the placement is in the best interests of the child, and the relative meets specified conditions. Definition
Care of children living without parents in the home of grandparents or other relatives, with or without a change of legal custody. (533)
Full-time care of a child by someone related to the child biologically or by a prior family relationship, fictive kin.