Jilliana's Story

Demonstrates the benefits and challenges of serving as a kinship/foster parent and supporting and collaborating with children's biological parents. This video highlights one caregiver's decision to foster and adopt her son and become a kinship caregiver to his younger sibling. She discusses how she maintained a close, supportive relationship with their biological mother and how they ultimately created a united, blended family.

Publication year: 2018
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Capacity Building Center for States

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This video is a part of the It's All Relative: Supporting Kinship Connections Video Series. It demonstrates the benefits and challenges of serving as a kinship/foster parent and supporting and collaborating with children’s biological parents. This video highlights one caregiver’s decision to foster and adopt her son and become a kinship caregiver to his younger sibling. She discusses how she maintained a close, supportive relationship with their biological mother and how they ultimately created a united, blended family.

Use the activities and action-planning templates in the It's All Relative: Supporting Kinship Care Discussion Guides with this story to help your staff discover how to better understand, assess, and support kinship caregivers.

Suggested Citation

Capacity Building Center for States (2018). Jilliana's Story. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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