➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: AAP issues policy statement on children in kinship care
2 Minute Medicine – March 27, 2017
There is growing evidence that children unable to live with their biological parents fare better when living with extended family rather than nonrelated foster parents. In fact, the number of children who live with relatives other than their biological parents has been increasing over the years, with substance abuse and neglect as top reasons why children are removed from their parents’ care.
AAP Statement: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2017/03/23/peds.2017-0099