Data by Topic

State involvement in private kin arrangements

Data Source: The data in the "Kinship Care Policies" section were compiled from the 2007 Casey Kinship Foster Care Policy Survey.  For additional information on state laws and legislation related to kin caregivers, please visit the Grandfamilies State Law and Policy Resource Center, at:  http://www.grandfamilies.org/

With the passage of the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act in 2008, states are now able to access federal funds for eligible children to support Kinship / Guardianship Assistance Programs (GAP) by submitting a IV-E plan amendment to the Administration for Children and Families.

Due to this many of the kinship policies in these states (as reported under the "Kinship Care Policies" section) may have changed. For a list of states that have received federal approval for their IV-E plan amendment to provide GAP, see here.

To read more detailed information on a state's policy for this topic, please click on the state in the map above or table below.

Please see the Glossary for more information on the definition of private kin arrangements.

State Category
Alabama State has ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (26 states)
Alaska State does not have ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (25 states)
Arizona State does not have ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (25 states)
Arkansas State has ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (26 states)
California State does not have ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (25 states)
Colorado State does not have ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (25 states)
Connecticut State has ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (26 states)
Delaware State does not have ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (25 states)
District of Columbia State has ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (26 states)
Florida State has ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (26 states)
Georgia State does not have ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (25 states)
Hawaii State does not have ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (25 states)
Idaho State does not have ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (25 states)
Illinois State does not have ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (25 states)
Indiana State has ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (26 states)
Iowa State has ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (26 states)
Kansas State has ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (26 states)
Kentucky State has ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (26 states)
Louisiana State does not have ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (25 states)
Maine State does not have ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (25 states)
Maryland State has ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (26 states)
Massachusetts State does not have ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (25 states)
Michigan State has ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (26 states)
Minnesota State has ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (26 states)
Mississippi State does not have ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (25 states)
Missouri State has ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (26 states)
Montana State does not have ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (25 states)
Nebraska State has ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (26 states)
Nevada State does not have ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (25 states)
New Hampshire State does not have ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (25 states)
New Jersey State does not have ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (25 states)
New Mexico State does not have ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (25 states)
New York State has ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (26 states)
North Carolina State has ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (26 states)
North Dakota State has ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (26 states)
Ohio State has ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (26 states)
Oklahoma State has ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (26 states)
Oregon State does not have ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (25 states)
Pennsylvania State has ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (26 states)
Rhode Island State has ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (26 states)
South Carolina State has ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (26 states)
South Dakota State does not have ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (25 states)
Tennessee State does not have ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (25 states)
Texas State does not have ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (25 states)
Utah State does not have ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (25 states)
Vermont State does not have ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (25 states)
Virginia State does not have ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (25 states)
Washington State has ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (26 states)
West Virginia State has ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (26 states)
Wisconsin State has ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (26 states)
Wyoming State has ongoing involvement with kinship caregivers in private kin arrangements (26 states)