The kinship legal guardian is one who has made a commitment to and has the ability to raise the child to adulthood,
evidenced by the fact that the child has been in their home for a least one year. He/she can be a close family friend or
have a legal or biological relationship to the child. The kinship legal guardian assumes the same rights,
responsibilities and authority relating to the child as that of the parents, including the obligation to support the child.