Foster Care to Kinship Adoption: The Road Less Traveled

  title={Foster Care to Kinship Adoption: The Road Less Traveled},
  author={Rebecca L. Hegar and Maria Scannapieco},
ABSTRACTAlthough a rather extensive literature concerning informal kinship care and kinship foster care has emerged over the past 30 years, much less is known about the children and families involved in kinship adoption. This article pays particular attention to recent research that investigates placement decisions and outcomes for former foster children adopted by relatives. This review suggests conclusions similar to broader reviews, in that kinship placement tends to show some consistently… CONTINUE READING


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