Skilled Guidance For Kinship Caregivers

When you agree to take care of a relative's child on an ongoing basis, you can end up facing some sensitive emotional and financial issues.

Should you seek to make the situation more formal, such as through adoption, foster care or officially recognized kinship care? At Kevin Moser Law, PLLC, we can help you understand your options and make a choice that reflects your particular goals and interests.

Give us a call today at 866-586-7577 to discuss your situation in a no-cost consultation with an experienced lawyer. From our office in the Covington, Kentucky, area, we serve clients in both Southern Indiana and Northern Kentucky.

What Options Do You Have In Indiana?

Nationwide, hundreds of thousands of children have parents who are unable to care for them due to incarceration, drug addiction or other issues affecting kinship caregiver.

When this happens, sometimes the foster system takes over. For many families, however, care offered by relatives or those with family-like ties (such as godparents) seems preferable, at least in the short term.

If you are a grandparent or other family member who has stepped into this role, you may be wondering what the best arrangement is for the longer term and this will affect the parent's custody rights. You have several options:

  • Kinship adoption
  • Applying to become a foster home
  • Establishing a guardianship for the child you are caring for
  • Create an official Kinship Care arrangement with the Department of Children's Services

Trusted Guidance Throughout The Process

Kevin Moser is a knowledgeable and effective family law attorney who can guide you through the process of choosing the legal caregiving option that works best for you and the child you've come to love so much.

He can advise you on how to adopt a family member, but he can also help you think through carefully whether that is the right step for your situation.

Call today for a confidential consultation to discuss your cares and concerns. Or, if you prefer, complete the online form.