What is Raising Your Relative's Kids?

As part of the family support program Kinship Families, Raising Your Relative's Kids is a resource guide for individuals who are raising their relative's children. The dramatic increase in the number of children who need to be rescued by relatives during the last several decades poses an important challenge for families today. For many, it involves making a life-changing decision to dedicate one's life to raising a child who can't live safely with their parents. The rise in these "Kinship Families" reflects both the parents' need for help and, in the worst case, parental failure.

The 100+ page guide outlines and identifies resources for kinship caregivers (in areas such as legal, financial and educational needs, etc.) and connects relatives to local community agencies that can offer assistance. 

38,000 children in Nevada can't live at home with their parents (Foster Kinship, 2019).

Some of our goals:

  • Provide resources to kinship caregivers.
  • Collaborate with the non-profit organization Foster Kinship in offering this resource guide.

What do we do?

  • The Raising Your Relative's Kids: How to Find Help resource guide is available online (coming soon), in print, on CD and en Español (contact Olga Soto).
  • Offer parenting programs to kinship caregivers through Partners in Parenting.


Kinship Families is one of many parenting programs and workshops available for families with children. For more information, visit Partners in Parenting's full website.


Learn more about the program contributor(s)

Heidi Petermeier
Program Leader & Contact

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