Every year, children are diverted away from foster care and placed with relatives. Nobody knows what happens next. 

Last in a two-part look at kinship care in Virginia. To read the first installment, click here.  There is an inherent conundrum built into child welfare. Social workers are trying to protect kids, but  separating them from their parents is traumatizing, even if it’s for their own safety. And reams of research shows that, if … Continue reading Every year, children are diverted away from foster care and placed with relatives. Nobody knows what happens next.