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February 2012Vol. 13, No. 1The Benefits and Challenges of Relative Placement

The November 2011 issue of The Judges' Page newsletter, with the theme "A Critical Dependency Court Resource: Relative Placements" presents an array of articles that address many of the benefits and challenges to placing children in foster care with relatives. Articles focus on relative adoptions and subsidized guardianships, the importance and impact of the Fostering Connections legislation on relative placement, understanding the issue from both the child and the birth parent’s perspectives, and the challenges faced by kinship caregivers. In one article, the Hon. Leonard Edwards (ret.) outlines the many benefits of kinship placement as required by Fostering Connections and the many issues yet to be tackled. 

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