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Realistic Expectations for Kinship Families Guide

Deciding to take over the parenting of a relative’s child can be a huge decision that will impact your family forever.

This guide will help you make the choice that is right for your family and to understand the many challenges and joys you will experience. The articles in this guide are
reprinted from a helpful book: The Kinship Parenting Toolbox. This
complimentary resource is provided by EMK Press to help make families
prepared to parent the children who come to them.


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