A KinCare provider is a grandparent or other family member raising a relative’s child. KinCare placements may be made formally through a social service agency but are more frequently arranged without formal intervention, usually occurring when family members voluntarily take the children into their homes to keep them safe in times of family crisis. This arrangement can be challenging from legal, financial, and emotional standpoints. If you are one of the 10,000 KinCare providers in Idaho, you are not alone and there is support available for you in the community.
Select from the links below to find more information about KinCare issues.
Information about custodial arrangements, legal actions, legal forms, and legal services
Information about financial assistance, health and dental insurance, early childhood education, intervention services for developmentally and physically disabled children, and food assistance programs
Information about local support groups
Links to regional newsletters
Information about taxes for kincare providers
Information about school enrollment for kincare children
Links to websites with parenting information and more community resources