A-Z Glossary

Many adoption, foster care and child welfare vocabulary are subject to interpretation. This glossary identifies commonly held definitions for terminology that can be found in the field. It defines common acronyms and provides comprehensive definitions for a broad range of terms. The glossary will be updated as new terminology emerges in the field and as new legislation is enacted.

A-Z Glossary – Choose a Letter

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There are 2 names in this directory beginning with the letter K.
Kinship Adoption
Adoption of a child by a family member.

Kinship Care
The full-time nurturing of a child by someone related to the child by family ties or by prior relationship connection (fictive kin).


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