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About kinship care 

Kinship caregivers are relatives who have stepped up to care for, nurture and protect children who find themselves without a responsible parent or a safe place to live.  Kinship care offers more stability for the child while minimizing the trauma of being separated from his/her biological parent. Sadly, the number of children in kinship care continues to rise as a result of substance use disorder, particularly with the explosion of the opioid epidemic.

7.8m
CHILDREN LIVE IN A HOUSEHOLD HEADED BY A GRANDPARENT OR RELATIVE*

2.9m
CHILDREN LIVE IN A RELATIVE'S HOME WITHOUT A BIOLOGICAL PARENT PRESENT*

18k
CHILDREN IN NEW HAMPSHIRE LIVE IN KINSHIP CARE*

For more information on the growing number of kinship caregivers throughout New Hampshire and the U.S., please visit our stats and facts page.

*according to the US Census