It Takes Family: An Online Community Forum

Join us Wednesday, May 26, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. for It Takes Family, an online community forum presented by The Advisory Committee on Promoting Adoption of Minority Children in collaboration with the Department of Family and Protective Services.

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When you hear the term adoption, you may think of the common scenario of a couple or single person adopting a child not related to them by blood. However, there are several types of adoptions, and more adoptions are now occurring within families and extended families including adoption of a nephew, niece, grandchild or stepchild.⁠

What does relative or kinship adoption mean to a child?⁠

  • Creating stability and safety with trusted loved ones,⁠
  • Keeping siblings together in one placement,⁠
  • Remaining connected to parents and other extended family,⁠ and
  • Avoiding unnecessary lengthy stays in foster care.