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The Importance of Kinship Relationships for Children inFoster Care
The importance of kinship relationships for children in fostercare
Distinctions between the Needs of Children in Foster Care and ChildrenLiving in other Relationships

Is there a reason to consider children in foster care separately fromchildren living in the myriad family structures of the 21st century? In thisfirst decade of the century, there are children living in traditionaltwo-parent families, but there are also many children who spend alternateweeks in homes of separated and divorced or remarried parents or who live inhomes of grandparents or aunts and uncles (sometimes called “kinshipcare”), in homes where they have been adopted, in shelters for thehomeless, or on the streets (Landauer-Menchik, 2002). Some of these childrenhave been in foster homes, some are in foster ...

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