You’ve reached the Kids Have Rights Action Center, the advocacy website of Kids Have Rights. We are a IRS approved 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We advocate and and provide support for kinship placement outside the court system, including counseling, respite care, therapy and other program services and guidance to Kinship Caregivers, as well as the same support for Relative Caregivers who are already involved with the Foster Care or Dependency systems.
Both Kinship Caregivers and Relative Caregivers share a common bond – trying to care for and protect at-risk children. These may be children born to one of their own children or children born to a relative. They must also deal with the issues arising from the removal of the children from the custody of their biological parents, whether on a temporary or permanent basis, either voluntarily or through legal process. Relative Caregivers face unique challenges because they are dealing with often unsympathetic and at times hostile Foster Care and Dependency systems and other state agencies. The stress to Kinship Caregivers and Relative Caregivers can be overwhelming.
We have been where you are and can help you navigate the many issues you are facing or will face as a Kinship Caregiver or Relative Caregiver.
Kids Have Rights works with various state agencies, public and private organizations to formulate processes and procedures to look for and locate family members and relatives who may be willing and able to serve as a viable alternative to the temporary or permanent placement of child in a foster home or shelter. Too many times, family members that may live out of the area or who are estranged from a child or relative are unaware of a child facing removal from their biological parents custody, and are not contacted about potentially intervening to care for the child or children.
Kids Have Rights also works with legislators and advocates at the local and state level in Florida to advocate for shifting the focus of the Foster Care and Dependency systems to recognize Relative Caregivers as the first, and preferred, option for temporary or permanent placement of an at-risk child, and making foster care or sheltering the choice of last resort.
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